Article ID: CBB001252232

Between Homo Sociologicus and Homo Biologicus: The Reflexive Self in the Age of Social Neuroscience (2012)


Pickel, Andreas (Author)

Science and Education
Volume: 21, no. 10
Issue: 10
Pages: 1507-1526

Publication Date: 2012
Edition Details: Part of a special issue, “Mario Bunge: Evaluations of His Systematic Philosophy”
Language: English

The social sciences rely on assumptions of a unified self for their explanatory logics. Recent work in the new multidisciplinary field of social neuroscience challenges precisely this unproblematic character of the subjective self as basic, well-defined entity. If disciplinary self-insulation is deemed unacceptable, the philosophical challenge arises of systematically bringing together neurological, psychological, sociological, and anthropological dimensions of analysis in one framework such as dynamic systems theory; and of finding bridging concepts such as memory, social cognition, and cultural scripts that can facilitate the cross disciplinary study of the reflexive self. Relying on the systemic philosophy of science developed by Mario Bunge, this paper takes some steps in this direction.

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Authors & Contributors
Matthews, Michael R.
Bonilla, Jesús P. Zamora
Poirier, Maben Walter
Feest, Uljana
Agassi, Joseph
Cordero, Alberto
Science and Education
Theoria (0495-4548)
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society
Endeavour: Review of the Progress of Science
University of Minnesota Press
Philosophy of science
Social sciences
Quantum mechanics
Science and politics
Bunge, Mario
Polanyi, Michael
Beck, Guido
Popper, Karl Raimund
Deleuze, Gilles
Time Periods
20th century
21st century
19th century
20th century, late
United States
Latin America
School of Milan

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