Multiple realization and methodological pluralism

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dc.contributor.authorRichardson, Robert C.
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:08:07Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:08:07Z-
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.issn00397857
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/8237-
dc.description.abstractMultiple realization was once taken to be a challenge to reductionist visions, especially within cognitive science, and a foundation of the ``antireductionist consensus.'' More recently, multiple realization has come to be challenged on naturalistic grounds, as well as on more ``metaphysical'' grounds. Within cognitive science, one focal issue concerns the role of neural plasticity for addressing these issues. If reorganization maintains the same cognitive functions, that supports claims for multiple realization. I take up the reorganization involved in language dysfunctions to deal with questions concerned with multiple realization and neural plasticity. Beginning with Broca's case for localization and the nineteenth century discussion of ``reorganization,'' and returning to more recent evidence for neural plasticity, I argue that, in the end, there is substantial support for multiple realization in cognitive systems; I further argue that this is wholly consistent with a recognition of methodological pluralism in cognitive science.
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dc.publisherSPRINGER
dc.relation.ispartofSYNTHESE
dc.subjectBroca
dc.subjectCOMPREHENSION
dc.subjectHistory & Philosophy Of Science
dc.subjectLANGUAGE
dc.subjectLanguage functions
dc.subjectLocalization
dc.subjectMethodological pluralism
dc.subjectMultiple realization
dc.subjectNeural plasticity
dc.subjectPATTERNS
dc.subjectPhilosophy
dc.subjectReductionism
dc.subjectRIGHT-HEMISPHERE
dc.titleMultiple realization and methodological pluralism
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11229-008-9387-6
dc.identifier.isiISI:000266561700004
dc.description.volume167
dc.description.issue3
dc.description.startpage473
dc.description.endpage492
dc.identifier.eissn15730964
dc.publisher.placeVAN GODEWIJCKSTRAAT 30, 3311 GZ DORDRECHT, NETHERLANDS
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