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Studies in Brain and Mind

Neural Mechanisms

New Challenges in the Philosophy of Neuroscience

Editors: Calzavarini, Fabrizio, Viola, Marco (Eds.)

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  • Advances contemporary debates concerning foundational, conceptual, and methodological issues in cognitive neuroscience
  • Includes contributions from both established and early career researchers in philosophers of neuroscience
  • Addresses five core areas in philosophy of neuroscience 
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This volume brings together new papers advancing contemporary debates in foundational, conceptual, and methodological issues in cognitive neuroscience. The different perspectives presented in each chapter have previously been discussed between the authors, as the volume builds on the experience of Neural Mechanisms (NM) Online – webinar series on the philosophy of neuroscience organized by the editors of this volume. 

The contributed chapters pertain to five core areas in current philosophy of neuroscience. It surveys the novel forms of explanation (and prediction) developed in cognitive neuroscience, and looks at new concepts, methods and techniques used in the field. The book also highlights the metaphysical challenges raised by recent neuroscience and demonstrates the relation between neuroscience and mechanistic philosophy. Finally, the book dives into the issue of neural computations and representations. Assembling contributions from leading philosophers of neuroscience, this work draws upon the expertise of both established scholars and promising early career researchers.

About the authors

Fabrizio Calzavarini is a Post doc Researcher at the University of Bergamo, Italy, and is affiliated with the Center for Logic, Language, and Cognition, Turin, Italy. His research is organized into two interrelated streams. One stream falls at the intersection between the philosophy and neuroscience of semantics, focusing on the neural substrates of lexical competence. The other stream addresses philosophical issues in neuroscience more generally. He is the author of Brain and the Lexicon (Springer, 2020) and the co-organizer of Neural Mechanisms Online, a series of webinars and web-conferences in the philosophy of neuroscience.

Marco Viola is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Turin, Italy. His core interest is the philosophy of neuroscience, especially cognitive ontology and the neuroscience of emotion. Other interests include face perception, philosophy of mind and the social epistemology of science. He is the co-organizer of Neural Mechanisms Online, a series of webinars and web-conferences in the philosophy of neuroscience

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neural Mechanisms
Book Subtitle
New Challenges in the Philosophy of Neuroscience
Editors
  • Fabrizio Calzavarini
  • Marco Viola
Series Title
Studies in Brain and Mind
Series Volume
17
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-54092-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-54092-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-54091-3
Series ISSN
1573-4536
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 506
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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