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The Resource Philosophy of Cognitive Neuroscience : Causal Explanations, Mechanisms and Experimental Manipulations, Lena Kästner

Philosophy of Cognitive Neuroscience : Causal Explanations, Mechanisms and Experimental Manipulations, Lena Kästner

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Philosophy of Cognitive Neuroscience : Causal Explanations, Mechanisms and Experimental Manipulations
Title
Philosophy of Cognitive Neuroscience
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Causal Explanations, Mechanisms and Experimental Manipulations
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Lena Kästner
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eng
Summary
How do cognitive neuroscientists explain phenomena like memory or language processing? This book examines the different kinds of experiments and manipulative research strategies involved in understanding and eventually explaining such phenomena. Against this background, it evaluates contemporary accounts of scientific explanation, specifically the mechanistic and interventionist accounts, and finds them to be crucially incomplete. Besides, mechanisms and interventions cannot actually be combined in the way usually done in the literature. This book offers solutions to both these problems based on insights from experimental practice. It defends a new reading of the interventionist account, highlights the importance of non-interventionist studies for scientific inquiry, and supplies a taxonomy of experiments that makes it easy to see how the gaps in contemporary accounts of scientific explanation can be filled. The book concludes that a truly empirically adequate philosophy of science must take into account a much wider range of experimental research than has been done to date. With the taxonomy provided, this book serves a stepping-stone leading into a new era of philosophy of science--for cognitive neuroscience and beyond
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Kästner, Lena
Dewey number
100
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
QP360.5
LC item number
.K37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Epistemic Studies
Series volume
37
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  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
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Philosophy of Cognitive Neuroscience : Causal Explanations, Mechanisms and Experimental Manipulations, Lena Kästner
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4. The Interventionist View
  • 5. Intermezzo: What's at Stake?
  • Part II: Puzzles
  • 6. The Unsuccessful Marriage
  • 7. Causation vs. Constitution
  • 8. Beyond Mutual Manipulability
  • 9. Interventionism's Short-Sightedness
  • 10. Intermezzo: Well Then?
  • Part III: Shopping for Solutions
  • 11. Fixing Interventionism
  • Frontmatter
  • 12. Mere Interactions
  • 13. Excursus: A Perspectival View
  • 14. Mere Interactions at Work: A Catalog of Experiments
  • 15. Conclusions
  • References
  • Key Terms
  • Index
  • Preface
  • Contents
  • List of Figures
  • 1. Introduction
  • Part I: Stage Setting
  • 2. Braining Up Psychology
  • 3. The Life of Mechanisms
Control code
992454181
Extent
1 online resource (266 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110530940
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 10.1515/9783110530940
  • 9783110529203
  • urn:nbn:de:101:1-201706286306
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1015529
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)992454181
Label
Philosophy of Cognitive Neuroscience : Causal Explanations, Mechanisms and Experimental Manipulations, Lena Kästner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4. The Interventionist View
  • 5. Intermezzo: What's at Stake?
  • Part II: Puzzles
  • 6. The Unsuccessful Marriage
  • 7. Causation vs. Constitution
  • 8. Beyond Mutual Manipulability
  • 9. Interventionism's Short-Sightedness
  • 10. Intermezzo: Well Then?
  • Part III: Shopping for Solutions
  • 11. Fixing Interventionism
  • Frontmatter
  • 12. Mere Interactions
  • 13. Excursus: A Perspectival View
  • 14. Mere Interactions at Work: A Catalog of Experiments
  • 15. Conclusions
  • References
  • Key Terms
  • Index
  • Preface
  • Contents
  • List of Figures
  • 1. Introduction
  • Part I: Stage Setting
  • 2. Braining Up Psychology
  • 3. The Life of Mechanisms
Control code
992454181
Extent
1 online resource (266 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110530940
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 10.1515/9783110530940
  • 9783110529203
  • urn:nbn:de:101:1-201706286306
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1015529
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)992454181

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