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Explaining the brain

Author: Carl F Craver
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Carl F. Craver investigates what we are doing when we use neuroscience to explain what's going on in the brain. When does an explanation succeed and when does it fail? Craver offers explicit  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl F Craver
ISBN: 9780199568222 0199568227
OCLC Number: 316430347
Notes: Originally published: Oxford: Clarendon, 2007.
Description: xx, 308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface ; 1. Introduction: Starting With Neuroscience ; 2. Explanation and Causal Relevance ; 3. Causal Relevance and Manipulation ; 4. The Norms of Mechanistic Explanation ; 5. A Field-Guide to Levels ; 6. Nonfundamental Explanation ; 7. The Mosaic Unity of Neuroscience
Responsibility: Carl F. Craver.

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This book should be of interest not just to those of us who care about philosophy of neuroscience, but also to philosophers of biology and philosophers of mind more generally. I expect it to shape Read more...

 
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