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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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign crwver. Craver also criticizes Wesley Salmon’s notion of “physical necessity” as inadequate to deal with Hume’s problem of induction with respect to causes, but replaces it with notions of casual interaction that he leaves completely te compared to the explaining he wants Salmon to do. Conclusion Chapter 6 Nonfundamental Explanation 1. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Sahar Alameh rated it it was amazing Nov 15, Renormalization Group Explanation as Noncausal Explanation. Craver Washington University in St.

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Disappointing in its treatment of “fundamentalist” accounts of causation. Wells Lucas Santo rated it it was amazing Sep 27, Causation as Transmission 3. Hodgkin and Huxleys model of the action potential and LTP as a putative explanation for explsining kinds of memoryas well as recent philosophical work on the nature of scientific explanation.

Explaining the Brain

Being Realistic about Reasons T. Subscriber Login Email Address.

In summary, Craver’s text is a read which is intense and Explaining the Brain Carl F. Luciano Floridi – – Minds and Machines 18 3: When does an explanation succeed and when does it fail?

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Published August 1st by Clarendon Press first published June 7th Its a book about scientific explanation in neuroscience focusing in the normative aspects that allow us to distinguish good explanations form bad explanations.


Mechanisms and the Mosaic Unity of Neuroscience represents this new direction, and an excellent addition to a burgeoning field it is I highly recommend this text to anyone with any interest in how theories in neuroscience are constructed Brett Calcott – – Biology and Philosophy 28 5: Dennis Patterson – – Neuroethics 4 3: Causal Levels Processing and Control 3.

Causal Relevance and Manipulation 4. 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. Being Realistic about Reasons T.

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