Integrating mind and brain science: a field guide

David M. Kaplan*

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    There is growing appreciation that understanding the complex relationship between neuroscience and psychological science is of fundamental importance to achieving progress across these scientific domains. One primary strategy for addressing this issue centers around understanding the nature of explanation in these different domains. This chapter provides a field guide to some of the core topics that have shaped and continue to influence the debate about explanation and integration across the mind and brain sciences. In addition to surveying the overall intellectual terrain, it also introduces the main proposals defended in the individual chapters included in the volume and highlights important similarities and differences between them.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationExplanation and integration in mind and brain science
    EditorsDavid M. Kaplan
    Place of PublicationOxford, United Kingdom
    PublisherOxford University Press
    Number of pages28
    ISBN (Electronic)9780191508714
    ISBN (Print)9780199685509
    Publication statusPublished - 2017


    • explanation
    • integration
    • autonomy
    • reduction
    • functional analysis
    • mechanistic explanation


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