McGinn vs. Changeux

Colin McGinn (king of the New Mysterians and my favorite contemporary philosopher) takes on another determinist, this time Jean-Pierre Changeux.

I have no objection to neuroscience as such: it is a fascinating and reputable scientific subject. My objection concerns the intellectual overreaching in which many of its practitioners engage—the tendency to assume that it can tell us much more than it really can. There is a general movement out there to subsume both psychology and philosophy under the neuroscience umbrella.

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