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Neurophilosophy or Philosophy of Neuroscience? What Neuroscience and Philosophy can and can´t do for each other


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Author(s): Jungert M
Editor(s): Jon Leefmann, Elisabeth Hildt
Title edited volumes: The Human Sciences after the Decade of the Brain. Perspectives on the Neuro-Turn in the Social Sciences and the Humanities
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 9780128042052
Language: English

Abstract

Ever since the rise of modern neuroscience, there has been a controversial discussion about its potential influence on topics that were traditionally seen as part of the domain of social sciences and humanities. At present, the formation of a large number of neuro-hyphenated disciplines such as neuro-theology, neuro-psychoanalysis, or neuro-economics shows the appeal of applying neuroscientific methods to traditional scientific fields. In philosophy, two distinct ways of dealing with the problems and prospects of neuroscience have been developed: While the philosophy of neuroscience tries to apply methods and classical approaches from the philosophy of science to neuroscience, so-called neurophilosophy takes a different approach by applying neuroscientific findings to classical philosophical issues. I evaluate the premises and chances of both approaches by discussing their methods, theoretical assumptions, and explanatory aims. Finally, I will look into neurophilosophy´s claim to integrate neuroscientific findings into philosophical theory by analyzing the relation between memory and personal identity.



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APA: Jungert, M. (2017). Neurophilosophy or Philosophy of Neuroscience? What Neuroscience and Philosophy can and can´t do for each other. In Jon Leefmann, Elisabeth Hildt (Eds.), The Human Sciences after the Decade of the Brain. Perspectives on the Neuro-Turn in the Social Sciences and the Humanities Elsevier.

MLA: Jungert, Michael. "Neurophilosophy or Philosophy of Neuroscience? What Neuroscience and Philosophy can and can´t do for each other." The Human Sciences after the Decade of the Brain. Perspectives on the Neuro-Turn in the Social Sciences and the Humanities Ed. Jon Leefmann, Elisabeth Hildt, Elsevier, 2017.

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