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Explanation and Integration in Mind and Brain Science

David M. Kaplan


While it has long been a topic of discussion among philosophers and scientists alike, there is growing appreciation that understanding the complex relationship between neuroscience and psychological science is of fundamental importance to achieving progress across these scientific domains. Is the relationship between them one of complete independence or autonomy—like two great ships passing in the night? Or is the relationship one of total dependence—where one is entirely subordinate to the other? Or perhaps the correct picture is one of mutually beneficial interaction and integration—lying so ... More

Keywords: explanation, integration, mechanistic explanation, neuroscience, psychology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199685509
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199685509.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David M. Kaplan, editor
Macquarie University