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Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience

3.98  ·  Rating Details ·  57 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
In this provocative survey, a distinguished philosopher and a leading neuroscientist outline the conceptual problems at the heart of cognitive neuroscience.

Surveys the conceptual problems inherent in many neuroscientific theories.

Encourages neuroscientists to pay more attention to conceptual questions.

Provides conceptual maps for students and researchers in cognitive neuro
Paperback, 480 pages
Published April 18th 2003 by Wiley-Blackwell
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Joshua Stein
Apr 23, 2014 Joshua Stein rated it liked it
Shelves: philosophy, mind, science
Bennett and Hacker have an interesting take on the contemporary philosophy of neuroscience and mind; they have views that they regard as anti-Cartesian that are very instructive and views that are anti-reductive. Unfortunately, the book runs into a number of pitfalls that make it difficult to read and enjoy. The first is that it takes the Oxbridge "natural language" approach for granted, and this is a serious problem since there are very few philosophers in America (including the vast majority o ...more
Jon Clucas
Sep 10, 2008 Jon Clucas rated it really liked it
Recommended to Jon by: Anthony F. Beavers
In this lengthy volume, Bennett and Hacker point out some very interesting misconceptions. In a controversial and 500-page book on the intersection of two specialties, I only found myself disagreeing with them a few times, and only one of my disagreements lasted more than a paragraph in Bennett and Hacker's book.

A good friend who recommended the book to me called it "a good book in need of a good editor," and I couldn't agree more. The book could easily get all of the same points across in 300 p
Barış Özgür
Oct 31, 2015 Barış Özgür rated it liked it
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