OUR BRAINS ARE NOT US
Article first published online: 7 JUN 2009
© 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Volume 23, Issue 6, pages 321–329, July 2009
How to Cite
GLANNON, W. (2009), OUR BRAINS ARE NOT US. Bioethics, 23: 321–329. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8519.2009.01727.x
- Issue published online: 7 JUN 2009
- Article first published online: 7 JUN 2009
Many neuroscientists have claimed that our minds are just a function of and thus reducible to our brains. I challenge neuroreductionism by arguing that the mind emerges from and is shaped by interaction among the brain, body, and environment. The mind is not located in the brain but is distributed among these three entities. I then explore the implications of the distributed mind for neuroethics.