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The Matter of the Mind addresses and illuminates fundamental questions about the relationship between psychology and its associated disciplines by focusing on the topic of reduction. After decades of an "antireductionist consensus" in the sciences, reductionism has become credible, even fashionable, again due first to new empirical evidence supporting reductionist claims, and secondly to a "new wave" model of reduction which overcomes many of the conceptual difficulties which previously discredited it. These original articles, written by expert philosophers on the subject of reduction, discuss recent theorizing in the mind-brain sciences, and review and weigh the evidence in favor of the new wave of reduction against the backdrop of recent important advances within psychology and the neurosciences. This volume collects the latest work on central topics where neuroscience is now making inroads in traditional psychological terrain, such as adaptive behavior, reward systems, consciousness, and social cognition.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405144438
ISBN-10: 1405144432
Format: Hardback
(223mm x 160mm x 24mm)
Pages: 344
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Maurice Schouten

Maurice Schouten is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tilburg. He is co-author of research articles in Theory & Psychology, New Ideas in Psychology, Zygon, Philosophical Psychology, Synthese, and the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. Huib Looren de Jong is Assistant Professor of Psychology and Philosophy at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is the author of Naturalism and Psychology (1992) and Theoretical Issues in Psychology (2006, with Sacha Bem), and a number of research articles. He serves as Associate Editor of Theory & Psychology.

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Matter of the Mind by Maurice Schouten
Paperback, April 2012