Pragmatist Neurophilosophy: American Philosophy and the Brain

2015.01.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John R. Shook and Tibor Solymosi (eds.), Pragmatist Neurophilosophy: American Philosophy and the Brain, Bloomsbury, 2014, 254pp.,
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2015.01.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John R. Shook and Tibor Solymosi (eds.), Pragmatist Neurophilosophy: American Philosophy and the Brain, Bloomsbury, 2014, 254pp., $112.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781472511058. Reviewed by Brian L. Keeley, Pitzer College This collection is the latest contribution, to the Bloomsbury Studies in American Philosophy, a series whose remit is  to provide a venue for "wholly original arguments, perspectives and research findings" in "cutting-edge scholarship in both the history of and contemporary movements in American philosophy." This is an accurate description of what this collection of ten original papers (plus a short, stage-setting introduction) involves. There seem to be two overarching questions in it. First, what would the classic American pragmatists have made of the current state of the brain sciences? Second, what advice and guidance can contemporary neuroscience find within work falling under the rubric of. . .

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