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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Erik rated it did not like it Mar 18, Mechanisms and the Mosaic Unity of Neuroscience.

This is an unsatisfying and untheoretical answer to a problem of theoretical making. Explainin constructs and defends standards for evaluating neuroscientific explanations that are grounded in a systematic view of what neuroscientific explanations are: Books by Carl F. The Spiritual Automaton Eugene Marshall.


Readers in neuroscience, psychology, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of science will find much to provoke and stimulate them in this book. For instance, the “failure” of certain theories to account for negative causation is a problem Craver seeks to solve.

Explaining the Brain

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Causal Powers at Higher Levels of Mechanisms 5.

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Omission and Prevention 4. This is tro Disappointing in its treatment of “fundamentalist” accounts of causation.

A Field-Guide to Levels 6. Trivia About Explaining the Brain. Lucas rated it it was amazing Mar 30, Conclusion Chapter 6 Nonfundamental Explanation 1.


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Thus if you ask “what caused that village to be there” part of the answer is the dam. How Calcium Explains Neurotransmitter Release 3.

As one of the first in-depth treatments of theory-construction in neuroscience, Craver’s book sets the bar high. The Norms of Mechanistic Explanation 5. Gualtiero Piccinini – – Synthese 3: Reduction and the History of Neuroscience 2. Mosaic Interlevel Integration 5. Classical, Early, and Medieval World History: Subscriber Login Email Address. Levels of Mechanisms 4. Fox the Pest rated it really liked it Sep 07,