, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 191–194 | Cite as

Brain, Behavior, and Knowledge

Original Paper


In “Minds, Brains, and Norms,” Michael Pardo and Dennis Patterson claim that the idea that ‘you are your brain’ does not contribute to a plausible account of human behavior. I argue that they leave too little of the brain in their account of different types of behavior.


Brain Mind Behavior Empirical explanations Conceptual explanations Wittgenstein 



I am grateful to Walter Sinnott-Armstrong for helpful comments and suggestions on an earlier version of this article. The writing of this article was supported in part by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, NNF 80045, States of Mind: Emerging Issues in Neuroethics.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departments of Philosophy and Community Health SciencesUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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