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The Human Sciences after the Decade of the Brain.

Author: Jon Leefmann; Elisabeth Hildt
Publisher: Saint Louis : Elsevier Science, 2017.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Leefmann, Jon.
Human Sciences after the Decade of the Brain.
Saint Louis : Elsevier Science, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Leefmann; Elisabeth Hildt
ISBN: 9780128042601 0128042605
OCLC Number: 973182311
Notes: Reactivation of Stored Representations and Top-Down Effects.
Description: 1 online resource (322 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; The Human Sciences After the Decade of the Brain; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Contributors; Introduction; I. Prospects and Limitations of Neuroscience Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences; 1 Neurophilosophy or Philosophy of Neuroscience? What Neuroscience and Philosophy Can and Cannot Do for Each Other; Introduction; What Is the Philosophy of Neuroscience?; Neurophilosophy: How to Combine Neuroscientific Findings with Philosophical Theory; Neurophilosophy in Action: Personal Identity and Memory Research. What Neuroscience and Philosophy Can and Cannot Do for Each OtherReferences; 2 Philosophical Puzzles Evade Empirical Evidence: Some Thoughts and Clarifications Regarding the Relation Between Brain Sci ... ; Philosophy-to-Science: Ethics, Logic, Terminology, and Clarity; Science-to-Philosophy: Can Scientific Data Settle Philosophical Debates?; Case One: Philosophy of Perception; Case Two: The Mind-Body Problem; Conclusion; References; 3 "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Neuroscience?" Neuroscience's Impact on Our Notions of Self and Free Will; Introduction; The Promises and Perils of Neuroscience. The Selves of Neuroscience and Our SelvesConclusion; References; 4 Free Will-Between Philosophy and Neuroscience; Free Will and Philosophy; Defining Free Will; Free Will and Mental Causation; Free Will and Neuroscience-Libet's Approach; The Definition of Free Will in Libet's Experiments; Libet's Experiments; Problems With Libet's Approach; Libet's Legacy in Neuroscience; Free Will and Neuroscience-Tse's Approach; Conclusions and Further Research; References; 5 Histories of the Brain: Toward a Critical Interaction of the Humanities and Neurosciences. On the History of Neurosciences, the Old-Fashioned WayOn Neurohistory, or on Making History After the Neuro-turn; Toward a Critical History of the Neuro-turn, or "Plasticity and its Discontents"; References; II. The Neurosciences of Social Sciences and Ethics; 6 The Theory of Brain-Sign: A New Model of Brain Operation; Introduction; Background on Brain-Sign Theory; An Overview of Brain-Sign Theory; The Beneficial Results of Substituting Brain-Sign for Consciousness: (i) Physical Communication; (ii) Rejection of Psycholo ... ; The Three Categories of Brain-Sign: (i) Categories-of-the-World. (Ii) Categories-of-Interaction and (iii) Language; Some Notes on Neural Functioning; The Human Sciences after Brain-Sign Theory; References; 7 On the Redundancies of "Social Agency"; Introduction; There Is No Such Thing as Social Agency; Clarifications; Thinking Is "Structured"; Concept Learning; Conceptual Characteristics and Thinking; Potential Criticisms; Structural Changes and Agency; Who Made Who?; Empirical Evidence for Agency and Against Social Agency; How Does Agency Come About?; Volition and Consciousness Awareness; Structure and Top-Down Effects in Perception.

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