Explanation and levels in cognitive neuroscience

David Michael Kaplan*

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Talk of levels is widespread in the life sciences including neuroscience. This chapter explores some of the most common characterizations of levels found in neuroscience, with a specific focus on how levels of organization are invoked in explanations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Neuroethics
EditorsJens Clausen, Neil Levy
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9789400747074
ISBN (Print)9789400747067
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

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    Kaplan, D. M. (2015). Explanation and levels in cognitive neuroscience. In J. Clausen, & N. Levy (Eds.), Handbook of Neuroethics (pp. 9-30). Dordrecht: Springer, Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4707-4_4