TITLE

Kandel's "New Science of Mind" for Psychiatry and the Limits to Reductionism: A Critical Review

AUTHOR(S)
McLaren, Niall
PUB. DATE
July 2008
SOURCE
Ethical Human Psychology & Psychiatry;Summer2008, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p109
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article looks at the concept of radical reductionism by Eric Kandel, author of the book "Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and the New Biology of Mind." It notes that the author believes that radical reductionism will change psychiatry and psychoanalysis into genuinely scientific fields. It cites that the aim of a reductionist new science of the mind for psychiatry rests on a fundamental error, that is, the fusion of information and its physical substrate.
ACCESSION #
34969040

 

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