Article ID: CBB001252233

Psycho-neural Identity as the Basis for Empirical Research and Theorization in Psychology: An Interview with Mario A. Bunge (2012)


Virues-Ortega, Javier (Author)
Hurtado-Parrado, Camilo (Author)
Martin, Toby L. (Author)
Julio, Flávia (Author)

Science and Education
Volume: 21, no. 10
Issue: 10
Pages: 1527-1534

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

Mario Bunge is one of the most prolific philosophers of our time. Over the past sixty years he has written extensively about semantics, ontology, epistemology, philosophy of science and ethics. Bunge has been interested in the philosophical and methodological implications of modern psychology and more specifically in the philosophies of the relation between the neural and psychological realms. According to Bunge, functionalism, the philosophical stand of current psychology, has limited explanatory power in that neural processes are not explicitly acknowledged as components or factors of psychological phenomena. In Matter and Mind (2010), Bunge has elaborated in great detail the philosophies of the mind-brain dilemma and the basis of the psychoneural identity hypothesis, which suggests that all psychological processes can be analysed in terms of neural and physical phenomena. This article is the result of a long interview with Dr. Bunge on psychoneural identity and brain-behaviour relations.

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Authors & Contributors
Cordeschi, Roberto
Globus, Gordon G.
Gierer, Alfred
Núñez, Rafael E.
Lakoff, George
Gere, Charlie
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Journal of the American Academy of Religion
Science in Context
Science and Education
Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology
Oxford University Press
John Benjamins Pub. Co.
Basic Books (Perseus)
Rutgers University Press
Random House
Philosophy of mind
Philosophy of science
Bunge, Mario
Heidegger, Martin
McCulloch, Warren
Von Neumann, John
Freud, Sigmund
Schnitzel, Arthur
Time Periods
21st century
20th century, late
20th century
20th century, early
17th century
18th century
United States
Vienna (Austria)

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