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Mind-Society: From Brains to Social Sciences and Professions

Paul Thagard


Social change comes from the combination of communication among people and their individual cognitive and emotional processes. This book systematically connects neural and psychological explanations of mind with social phenomena, covering major social sciences (social psychology, sociology, politics, economics, anthropology, and history) and professions (medicine, law, education, engineering, and business). The aim is not to reduce the social to the psychological but rather to display their harmony and interdependence. This display is accomplished by describing the interconnections among menta ... More

Keywords: brain, cognition, emergence, emotion, mechanism, mind, profession, social change, social science

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190678722
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190678722.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Thagard, author
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, University of Waterloo