Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience

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Wiley, Apr 18, 2003 - Philosophy - 480 pages
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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NOTE: The book WITTGENSTEIN AND CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY by Souren Teghrarian, referred to in this book is a PIRATED edition of the earlier book LUDWIG WITTGENSTEIN: A SYMPOSIUM ON THE CENTENNIAL OF THIS BIRTH by Anthony Serafini. Thoemmes Press was notified of this and immeditely withdrew it from circulation. Thoemmes was apparently an innocent party in all this, having been duped by Souren Teghrarian.
Interested parties are requested to use the legal edition of this book by Anthony Serafini mentioned above.
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About the author (2003)

M. R. Bennett AO is Professor of Physiology and University Chair at the University of Sydney. He is the author of many papers and books in neuroscience, including The Idea of Consciousness (1997) and A History of the Synapse (2001). He is President of the International Society for Autonomic Neuroscience, Past President of the Australian Neuroscience Society, and the recipient of numerous awards for his research in neuroscience, including the Neuroscience Medal, the Ramaciotti Medal and the Macfarlane Burnet Medal.

P. M. S. Hacker is a Fellow of St John’s College, Oxford. He is the author of numerous books and articles on philosophy of mind and philosophy of language, and the leading authority on the philosophy of Wittgenstein. Among his many publications is the monumental five-volume Analytical Commentary on Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations, and its epilogue Wittgenstein's Place in Twentieth Century Analytic Philosophy, published by Blackwell (first two volumes co-authored with G. P. Baker).

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