Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience

Author: M. R. Bennett, P. M. S. Hacker
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1st edition
Published: April 18, 2003
ISBN: 140510838X
Pages: 480
Language: English


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 neuroscience and psychology.
  • Written by a distinguished philosopher and leading neuroscientist.
  • Avoids the use of philosophical jargon.
  • Constitutes an essential reference work for elucidation of concepts in cognitive neuroscience and psychology.


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