Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary
Gold & Stoljar: A neuron doctrine

What neuron doctrines might never explain

Keith Gunderson a1
a1 Department of Philosophy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455


My focus is on the inability of neuron doctrines to provide an explanatory context for aspects of consciousness that give rise to the mind–body and other minds problem(s). Neuroscience and related psychological sciences may be viewed as richly contributing to our taxonomic understanding of the mind and conditions underlying consciousness, without illuminating mind–body and other minds perplexities.