Professor Carl Craver

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Professor Carl Craver
Position/Fellowship type:
Collaborative Visiting Fellow
Fellowship term:
2020 to 2021
Institute of Philosophy
Home institution:
Washington University in St. Louis
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Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Neuroscience, Philosophy
Summary of research interests and expertise:

Carl F. Craver is professor of Philosophy in the Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology Program at Washington University in St. Louis. His books include Explaining the Brain (OUP; 2007) and In Search of Mechanisms (Chicago; 2013). He is a philosopher of science with active research interests in the biological and neural sciences. In the philosophy of science, his primary interests are causation and explanation (particularly mechanistic explanation) and experimental and practical control (particularly in neuroscience and genetics). Some recent papers concern the application of network analysis to resting state networks and the effort to linkg genes to psychiatric disorders in Genome Wide Association Studies. He also maintains a research program in cognitive neuropsychology, concerning individuals with episodic memory deficits. His book in progress, Living without Memory, explores what remains of a person’s life as such when episodic memory has been removed.  He is also currently editing, with Colin Allen, the third edition of John Haugeland’s Mind Design series with MIT Press.

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