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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This book is available as part of Oxford Scholarship Online – view abstracts and keywords at book and chapter level. What distinguishes good explanations in neuroscience from bad? Craver constructs and defends standards for evaluating neuroscientific explanations that are grounded in a systematic view of what neuroscientific explanations are: In developing this approach, he draws on a wide range of examples in the history of neuroscience e.

Hodgkin and Huxleys model of the action potential and LTP as a putative explanation for different kinds of memoryas well as recent philosophical work on the nature of scientific explanation. Readers in neuroscience, psychology, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of science will find much to provoke and stimulate them in rcaver book.


Starting With Neuroscience 2.

Explaining the Brain by Carl F. Craver

Explanation and Causal Relevance 3. Causal Relevance and Manipulation 4. The Norms of Mechanistic Explanation 5. A Field-Guide to Levels 6.

explaoning The Mosaic Unity of Neuroscience. Carl Craver’s book Explaining the Brain: Mechanisms and the Mosaic Unity of Neuroscience represents this new direction, and an excellent addition to a burgeoning field it is Explaining the Brain is timely, well-written, and meticulously argued I highly recommend this text to anyone with any interest in how theories in neuroscience are constructed As one of the first in-depth treatments of explaibing in neuroscience, Craver’s book sets the bar high.

Explaining the Brain

It will be difficult indeed to surpass this work in the near future. In summary, Craver’s text is a read which is intense and Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University’s crsver of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.


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