Sharrock, Wes

Dr. Wes Sharrock is Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester.

Brain, Mind and Human Behavior in Contemporary Cognitive Science
2007 0-7734-5315-6
This book engages a range of currently debated issues in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science, challenging certain cognitivist positions in contemporary neuroscience. In addressing each topic, an effort is made to illuminate the historical-philosophical origins of the problems confronted, exposing a central the way in which various forms of philosophical materialism are often uncritically invoked to buttress ‘scientific’ claims about the human mind/brain and behavior. The authors conclude that a radical reorientation is required if the confusion that permeates the field is to be eliminated.