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Pragmatist neurophilosophy : American philosophy and the brain / edited by John R. Shook and Tibor Solymosi.

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Language:
English.
Publication date:
2014
Copyright date:
2014
Publication:
London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2014.
Copyright notice:
©2014
Format:
  • Book
  • ix, 254 pages ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • 1. Introduction / John Shook and Tibor Solymosi
  • Part 1: Historical Considerations
  • 2. Peirce on Neuronal Synchronicity and Spontaneous Order / John Kaag
  • 3. The Legacy of William James: Lessons for Today's 21st-Century Neuroscience / Maxine Sheets-Johnstone
  • 4. Dewey, Naturalism, and Neuroaesthetics / Russell Pryba
  • Part 2: Reconstructing Neuroscience and Philosophy
  • 5. Descendants of Pragmatism: Reconciliation and Reconstruction in Neopragmatism, Neurophilosophy, and Neuropragmatism / Tibor Solymosi
  • 6. Neuropragmatic Reconstruction: A Case from Neuroeconomics / Mark Tschaepe
  • 7. The Most Important Thing Neuropragmatism Can Do: Providing an Alternative to 'Cognitive' Neuroscience / Eric P. Charles, Andrew D. Wilson, and Sabrina Golonka
  • Part 3: Cognition, Inquiry, and Belief in the Brain and Beyond
  • 8. How Inquiry and Method Shape Brain Science: Pragmatism, Embodiment, and Cognitive Neuroscience / Tim Rohrer
  • 9. Extended Mind and Representation / Tom Burke
  • 10. The Self as an Evolved Organism that Lives in a Pragmatically Defined World / David L. Thompson
  • 11. Is Experience Subjective or Objective, or Both, or Neither? / John Shook.
Summary:
"Pragmatist Neurophilosophy: American Philosophy and the Brain explains why the broad tradition of pragmatism is needed now more than ever. Bringing pragmatist philosophers together with cognitive psychologists and neuroscientists, this volume explores topics of urgent interest across neuroscience and philosophy from the perspective of pragmatism. Discussing how Charles Peirce, William James, John Dewey, and George Mead benefited from their laboratory-knowledge, contributors treat America's first-generation pragmatists as America's first cognitive scientists. They explain why scientists today should participate in pragmatic judgments, just as the classical pragmatists did, and how current scientists can benefit from their earlier philosophical explorations across the same territory. Looking at recent neuroscientific discoveries in relation to classical pragmatists, they explore emerging pragmatic views supported directly from the behavioral and brain sciences and describe how "neuropragmatism" engages larger cultural questions by adequately dealing with meaningful values and ethical ideals. Pragmatist Neurophilosophy is an important contribution to scholars of both pragmatism and neuroscience and a timely reminder that America's first generation of pragmatists did not stumble onto its principles, but designed them in light of biology's new discoveries"-- Provided by publisher.
Contributor:
Shook, John R., editor.
Solymosi, Tibor, editor.
Series:
Bloomsbury studies in American philosophy.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9781472511058
1472511050

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