Philosophy and the Neurosciences: A reader

W. Bechtel, P. Mandik, J. Mundale, and R. S. Stufflebeam, Editors

Basil Blackwell, 2001



Preface and Acknowledgements

1. NEUROPHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS

Introduction, P. Mandik

1. Bechtel, W, Mandik, P., and Mundale, J. Philosophy meets the Neurosciences

2. Daugman, J. G. Brain metaphor and brain theory

3. Mundale, J. Neuroanatomical Foundations of Cognition: Connecting the Neuronal Level with the Study of Higher Brain Areas

4. Bechtel W. & Stufflebeam, R. S. Epistemic Issues in Procuring Evidence about the Brain:  The Importance of  Research Instruments and Techniques

Questions for further study and reflection concerning neurophilosophical foundations

 

2. LANGUAGE

Introduction W. Bechtel

5. Broca, P., Remarks on the Seat of the Faculty of Articulate Language, Followed by an Observation of Aphemia.

6.Wernicke, C., Recent Works on Aphasia.

7. Petersen, S. E., and Fiez, J. A., The Processing of Single Words Studied with Positron Emission Tomography.

8. Bates, E., Modularity, domain specificity and the development of language. 

9. Bechtel, W., Linking Cognition and Brain: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Language

Questions for further study and reflection concerning language. 

3. VISION

Introduction, W. Bechtel

10. Hubel, D. H. and Wiesel, T. N., Brain Mechanisms of Vision.

11. Mishkin, M., Ungerleider, L. G., and Macko, K. A. Object Vision and Spatial Vision: Two Cortical Pathways.

12. van Essen, D. C. and Gallant, J. L. Neural mechanisms of Form and Motion Processing in the Primate Visual System.

13. Bechtel, W. Decomposing and Localizing Vision: An Exemplar for Cognitive Neuroscience

Questions for further study and reflection concerning vision

4. CONSCIOUSNESS

Introduction, P. Mandik

14. Crick, F. and Koch, C. Consciousness and Neuroscience.

15. Prinz, J. A Neurofunctional Theory of Visual Consciousness.

16. Hardcastle, V. G. The Nature of Pain

17. Mandik, P. The Neurobiology and Philosophy of Subjectivity.

Questions for further study and reflection concerning consciousness 

5. REPRESENTATION

Introduction, P. Mandik

18. Bechtel, W. Representations: From Neural systems to Cognitive Systems.

19. Grush, R. The Architecture of Representation.

20. Akins, K. (1996): Of Sensory Systems and the 'Aboutness' of Mental States.

21. Stufflebeam, R. Brain Matters: A case Against Representations in the Brain.

Questions for further study and reflection concerning representation 

6. REDUCTION

Introduction, J. Mundale

22. Churchland, P. M. and Churchland, P. S., Intertheoretic Reduction: A Neuroscientistís Field Guide.

23. McCauley, R., Explanatory Pluralism and the  Co-evolution of Theories of Science.

24. Churchland, P. M. and Churchland, P. S., McCauley's Demand for a Co-level Competitor.

Questions for further study and reflection concerning reduction