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
a2 Department of Philosophy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60607


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.