Edelman’s Theory of Neuronal Group Selection and Reductionism

  • Bernard Feltz
Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 77)


Reductionism in the life sciences classically concerns the relations between biology and the physico-chemical sciences. I would like to first present a synthetic analysis of this problematic. Second, I will confront the conclusions of this analysis with Gerald Edelman’s theory of neuronal group selection.


Natural Selection Neuronal Group Explanatory Reductionism Teleological Explanation Synthetic Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard Feltz
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  1. 1.Université catholique de LouvainBelgium

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