Andrew Brook and I just completed a paper forthcoming in a special issue on neuroeconomics of Analyse & Kritik.
Link to uncorrected page proofs [here].
ABSTRACT: A movement dedicated to applying neuroscience to traditional philosophical problems and using philosophical methods to illuminate issues in neuroscience began about twenty-five years ago. Results in neuroscience have affected how we see traditional areas of philosophical concern such as perception, belief-formation, and consciousness. There is an interesting interaction between some of the distinctive features of neuroscience and important general issues in the philosophy of science. And recent neuroscience has thrown up a few conceptual issues that philosophers are perhaps best trained to deal with. After sketching the history of the movement, we explore the relationships between neuroscience and philosophy and introduce some of the specific issues that have arisen.
[Update 10/4/2007: There's a nice little write-up of this over at Mind Hacks. Thanks, Vaughn!]
[Update 10/6/2007: And another one over at Neurophilosophy. Thanks, Mo!]
[Update 10/10/2007: Discussion over at MetaFilter.]
[Update 11/9/2007: Discussion over at Conscious Entities]
[Update 11/9/2007: In the month of October, this paper received 2,973 hits. The next highest hit Mandik paper that month was "Action-Oriented Representation" at a mere 136. Yikes!]