--- abstract: "Gold & Stoljar's characterization of the trivial doctrine and of its relationships with the radical one misses some differences that may be crucial. The radical doctrine can be read as a derivative of the computational version of functionalism that provides the backbone of current cognitive science and is fundamentally uninterested in biology: both doctrines are fundamentally wrong. The synthesis between neurobiology and psychology requires instead that minds be viewed as ontologically primitive, that is, as material properties of functioning bodies. G&S's characterization of the trivial doctrine should therefore be correspondingly modified.\n" altloc: - http://journals.cambridge.org chapter: ~ commentary: ~ commref: 'Gold, I., Stoljar, D. (1999) A neuron doctrine in the philosophy of neuroscience. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22: 809-869.' confdates: ~ conference: ~ confloc: ~ contact_email: ~ creators_id: [] creators_name: - family: Tirassa given: Maurizio honourific: '' lineage: '' date: 1999 date_type: published datestamp: 2004-04-28 department: ~ dir: disk0/00/00/35/79 edit_lock_since: ~ edit_lock_until: ~ edit_lock_user: ~ editors_id: [] editors_name: [] eprint_status: archive eprintid: 3579 fileinfo: /style/images/fileicons/application_pdf.png;/3579/1/1999%2DReGoldStoljar.pdf full_text_status: public importid: ~ institution: ~ isbn: ~ ispublished: pub issn: ~ item_issues_comment: [] item_issues_count: 0 item_issues_description: [] item_issues_id: [] item_issues_reported_by: [] item_issues_resolved_by: [] item_issues_status: [] item_issues_timestamp: [] item_issues_type: [] keywords: Cognitive science; Computational psychology; Mind as biology; Ontology of the mind; lastmod: 2011-03-11 08:55:31 latitude: ~ longitude: ~ metadata_visibility: show note: |- This paper is copyright of the author and of Cambridge University Press. Available with kind permission of Cambridge University Press. t number: ~ pagerange: 851-852 pubdom: FALSE publication: Behavioral and Brain Sciences publisher: Cambridge University Press refereed: TRUE referencetext: | Gold, I., Stoljar, D. (1999) A neuron doctrine in the philosophy of neuroscience. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22: 809-869. Higginbotham, J. (1990) Philosophical issues in the study of language. In: Language: an invitation to cognitive science, eds. D.N. Osherson & H. Laznik. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. relation_type: [] relation_uri: [] reportno: ~ rev_number: 12 series: ~ source: ~ status_changed: 2007-09-12 16:51:47 subjects: - cog-psy - phil-mind - BBS - bio-theory succeeds: ~ suggestions: ~ sword_depositor: ~ sword_slug: ~ thesistype: ~ title: "Taking the trivial doctrine seriously: Functionalism, eliminativism, and materialism\n" type: journalp userid: 3628 volume: 22