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Carl F. Craver

Carl F. Craver is currently professor of philosophy and philosophy-neuroscience-psychology at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. His research centers on philosophy of cognitive science, philosophy of mind embodied cognition and mind, and philosophy of science.

OM Contributions


  • Craver, C. F. (2009). Explaining the brain: Mechanisms and the mosaic unity of neuroscience. Oxford, UK: Clarendon Press.

  • Craver, C. F., & Bechtel, W. (2007). Top-down causation without top-down causes. Biology & Philosophy, 22(4), 547-563.

  • Craver, C. F. (2006). When mechanistic models explain. Synthese, 153(3), 355-376.

  • Craver, C. F. (2001). Role functions, mechanisms, and hierarchy. Philosophy of Science, 68(1), 53-74.

  • Craver, C. F., Darden, L., & Machamer, P. (2000). Thinking about mechanisms. Philosophy of Science, 67(1), 1-25.