March 17: Jacqueline Anne Sullivan (Western University)
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm in MDCL Rm-1016
“Coordinated Pluralism as a Means to Facilitate Integrative Taxonomies of Cognition”
Abstract. The past decade has witnessed a growing awareness of conceptual and methodological hurdles within the contemporary mind-brain sciences that must be addressed for an integrated science of the mind-brain to be possible. In this paper, I evaluate several collaborative knowledge-building initiatives that have emerged as a means to address these obstacles. I make the case that while each initiative provides us with important insights as to how to facilitate taxonomic and explanatory progress in the mind-brain sciences, only a “coordinated pluralism” that incorporates positive aspects of each initiative and codifies them at local and higher social organizational levels in the mind-brain sciences will have the potential for success.