Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary
Gold & Stoljar: A neuron doctrine

Two radical neuron doctrines

Alex Byrne a1 and David R. Hilbert a2
a1 Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 [email protected]
a2 Department of Philosophy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60607 [email protected]


Two radical neuron doctrines must be distinguished, strong and weak. Gold & Stoljar direct much of their attack at the former, but the Churchlands hold only the latter. The weak radical neuron doctrine remains a serious possibility.