Autonomous psychology and the moderate neuron doctrine

Tony Stone, Martin Davies

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Two notions of autonomy are distinguished. The respective denials that psychology is autonomous from neurobiology are neuron doctrines, moderate and radical. According to the moderate neuron doctrine, interdisciplinary interaction need not aim at reduction. It is proposed that it is more plausible that there is slippage from the moderate to the radical neuron doctrine than that there is confusion between the radical neuron doctrine and the trivial version.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)849-850
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

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