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The Resource Explaining the brain : mechanisms and the mosaic unity of neuroscience, Carl F. Craver

Explaining the brain : mechanisms and the mosaic unity of neuroscience, Carl F. Craver

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Explaining the brain : mechanisms and the mosaic unity of neuroscience
Title
Explaining the brain
Title remainder
mechanisms and the mosaic unity of neuroscience
Statement of responsibility
Carl F. Craver
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What distinguishes good explanations in neuroscience from bad? Carl F. Craver constructs and defends standards for evaluating neuroscientific explanations that are grounded in a systematic view of what neuroscientific explanations are: descriptions of multilevel mechanisms. In developing this approach, he draws on a wide range of examples in the history of neuroscience (e.g. Hodgkin and Huxley's model of the action potential and LTP as a putative explanation for different kinds of memory), as well as recent philosophical work on the nature of scientific explanation. Readers in neuroscience, psychology, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of science will find much to provoke and stimulate them in this book."--BOOK JACKET
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DNLM/DLC
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Craver, Carl F
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Neurosciences
  • Brain
  • Neurosciences
  • Philosophy
Label
Explaining the brain : mechanisms and the mosaic unity of neuroscience, Carl F. Craver
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [272]-291) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Introduction : starting with neuroscience.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Explanation and causal relevance.
  • p. 21
  • 3.
  • Causal relevance and manipulation.
  • p. 63
  • 4.
  • norms of mechanistic explanation.
  • p. 107
  • 5.
  • field-guide to levels.
  • p. 163
  • 6.
  • Nonfundamental explanation.
  • p. 196
  • 7.
  • mosaic unity of neuroscience.
  • p. 228
Control code
ocm77573093
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 308 p.
Isbn
9780199299317
Lccn
2006103230
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Explaining the brain : mechanisms and the mosaic unity of neuroscience, Carl F. Craver
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [272]-291) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Introduction : starting with neuroscience.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Explanation and causal relevance.
  • p. 21
  • 3.
  • Causal relevance and manipulation.
  • p. 63
  • 4.
  • norms of mechanistic explanation.
  • p. 107
  • 5.
  • field-guide to levels.
  • p. 163
  • 6.
  • Nonfundamental explanation.
  • p. 196
  • 7.
  • mosaic unity of neuroscience.
  • p. 228
Control code
ocm77573093
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 308 p.
Isbn
9780199299317
Lccn
2006103230
Other physical details
ill.

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