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The Philosophy of Neuroscience

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[Revised entry by John Bickle, Peter Mandik, and Anthony Landreth on August 6, 2019. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Over the past four decades, philosophy of science has grown increasingly "local". Concerns have switched from general features of scientific practice to concepts, issues, and puzzles specific to particular disciplines. Philosophy of neuroscience is one natural result. This emerging area was also spurred by remarkable growth in the neurosciences themselves. Cognitive and computational neuroscience continues to encroach directly on issues traditionally addressed within the humanities, including the nature of...

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