1st Edition

Philosophy of Cultural Neuroscience

Edited By Joan Y. Chiao Copyright 2018
    132 Pages
    by Routledge

    132 Pages
    by Routledge

    The goal of this volume is to highlight theoretical and methodological advances in cultural neuroscience and the implications of theoretical and empirical advances in cultural neuroscience for philosophy. The study of cultural and biological factors that contribute to human behavior has been an important inquiry for centuries, and recent advances in the field of cultural neuroscience allow for novel insights into how cultural and biological factors shape mind, brain and behavior. Theoretical and empirical advances in cultural neuroscience, which investigate the origins of culture, may shed light on philosophical issues of the mind and science.


    Chapter 1: Dualism

    Chapter 2: Behaviorism

    Chapter 3: Identity theory

    Chapter 4: Functionalism

    Chapter 5: Reductionism

    Chapter 6: Materialism

    Chapter 7: Folk knowledge

    Chapter 8: Qualia

    Chapter 9: Naturalism

    Chapter 10: Explanation

    Chapter 11: Bayesianism

    Chapter 12: Scientific realism



    Joan Y. Chiao, Ph.D., is the Director of the International Cultural Neuroscience Consortium. She received her Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University and B.S. in symbolic systems from Stanford University.