Explaining the Brain. Carl F. Craver. Abstract. What distinguishes good explanations in neuroscience from bad? This book constructs and defends standards for. Carl Craver’s recent book offers an account of the explanatory and Review of explaining the brain: mechanisms and the mosaic unity of neuroscience. Carl Craver’s Explaining the Brain admirably fills that gap. The science, according to Craver, consists in telling ever more detailed stories.

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It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. The Explanandum Phenomenon 5. Brrain distinguishes good explanations in neuroscience from bad? Jasmine Koo rated it liked it Jun 07, Levels of Science Units and Products 3.

Trivia About Explaining the Brain. Mark Povich – – Philosophy of Science 82 5: Publications Pages Publications Pages. Craver – – Philosophy thd Science Supplemental Volume 69 3: Levels of Nature 3. Starting With Neuroscience 2.

Published August 1st by Clarendon Press crager published June 7th Being Realistic about Reasons T. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Causal Relevance among Realized Properties 6. What distinguishes good explanations in neuroscience from bad? Two Normative Distinctions 3. Carl Craver’s book Explaining the Brain: Hardcoverpages. Reduction and the Intralevel Integration of Fields 4.


Explaining the Brain – Paperback – Carl F. Craver – Oxford University Press

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Sign in to use this feature. End Matter Bibliography Index. I highly recommend this text to anyone with any interest in how theories in neuroscience are constructed Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use for details see www.

Reconstructing Reality Margaret Morrison. Jm rated it liked it Oct 04, In summary, Craver’s text is a read which is intense explaininh Explanation and Causal Relevance 3. Levels of Mereology 3. Hodgkin and Huxleys braib of the action potential and LTP as a putative explanation for different kinds of memoryas well as recent philosophical work on the nature of scientific explanation.

I think the discussion of levels is very good, and while I found the neutrality to Jaegwon Kim’s doctrine of casual closure to be troubling, Craver does not reject it, and I think it can be read as largely complementary to Kim’s views on mental causation. It will be difficult indeed to surpass this work in the near future.


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Causation and Mechanical Connection 5. Manipulation and Criteria for Explanation 5. Craver acknowledges the problem but implores us to be practical when judging explanatory relevance, but never offers any theoretical way to demarcate legitimate from frivolous sources of causation.

Explaining the Brain

In developing this approach, he draws on a wide range of examples in the history of neuroscience e. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Choose your country or region Close.

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