Cognitive science and neuroscience: new wave reductionism
Journal/Book: Philos Psychol. 1999; 12: PO Box 25, Abingdon Ox14 3Ue, Oxfordshire, England. Carfax Publ Ltd. 297-307.
Abstract: John Bickle's Psychoneural reduction: the new wave (Cambridge, IMA: MIT Press, 1998) aims to resurrect reductionism within philosophy of mind. He develops a new model of scientific reduction, geared to enhancing our understanding of how theories in neuroscience and cognitive science are interrelated. I put this discussion in context, and assess the prospects for new wave reductionism, both as a general model of scientific reduction and as an attempt to defend reductionism in the philosophy of mind.
Note: Review Richardson RC, Univ Cincinnati, Dept Philosophy, Cincinnati,OH 45221 USA