The Matter of the Mind: Philosophical Essays on Psychology, Neuroscience and Reduction
February 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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- Explores the relationship between psychology and neuroscience by focusing on "reductionism", the theory that the nature of complex things can always be explained by simpler or more fundamental things.
- Written by leading philosophers in the field.
- Discusses recent theorizing in the mind-brain sciences and reviews and weighs the evidence in favour of reductionism against the backdrop of recent important advances within psychology and the neurosciences.
- Collects the latest work on central topics where neuroscience is now making inroads in traditional psychological terrain, such as adaptive behaviour, reward systems, consciousness, and social cognition.