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By C. Wolfe

ISBN-10: 023036957X

ISBN-13: 9780230369573

From its beginnings until eventually the current day, neuroscience has continually had a different dating to philosophy. And philosophy has lengthy questioned over the relation among brain and mind (and by means of extension, the relation of cerebral tactics to freedom, morals, and justice, but in addition to belief and art). This quantity offers a number of the state of the art reflections on philosophical efforts to 'make feel' of neuroscience, as regards matters together with neuroaesthetics, neuroethics and neurolaw, but additionally extra serious, evaluative views on themes similar to the social neuroscience of race, neurofeminism, embodiment and collaboration, reminiscence and ache, and extra without delay empirical themes equivalent to neuroconstructivism and embodied robotics. mind concept as awarded here's neither mere remark at the kingdom of the sciences, nor armchair philosophical mirrored image on conventional subject matters. it truly is extra pluralistic than present philosophy of neuroscience (or neurophenomenology), but extra without delay engaged with empirical, certainly experimental concerns than socio-cultural discussions of 'brainhood' or representations of the mind.

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This is inconsistent with the principle of temporal continuity of a cause and its effects (causal contiguity): trace theory might change the notion of causality itself. Another criticism concerns the confusion in the theory of traces between retention and storage, and the fact that trace theory assumes without understanding 30 Jean-Claude Dupont the isomorphism of traces and representations. Finally, supporters of the traces must resist the idea that there is a sort of internal homunculus who reads or interprets traces, who could link a stored trace with present stimulus, or know how to extract traces according to the circumstances at the time of recall.

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