Brain Wise, Studies in Neurophilosophy by Patricia Smith Churchland. Patricia Smith Churchland (born July 16, ) is a Canadian-American analytical philosopher . Brain-Wise: Studies in Neurophilosophy. () Cambridge. In Brain-Wise, Patricia Churchland tries to show us how the cognitive sciences, and the neurosciences in particular, are related to questions about the self.

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Drawing on results from research at the neuronal, neurochemical, system, and whole-brain levels, the book gives an up-to-date perspective on the state of neurophilosophy—what we know, what we do not know, and where things may go from here. She covers classical philosophical issues, like free will, consciousness, and representation, and does it in a marvelously no-bullshit manner.

Brain-wise : studies in neurophilosophy

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Books by Patricia S. Archived braknwise the original web page on 19 July Studies in Neurophilosophy Patricia S. What can neurophilosophy tell us about the basis and significance of religious and moral experiences? Descartes had given up the game at this point, as far as we can determine from his writings. How does the brain learn about the external world and about its own introspective world?

Brain-Wise: Studies in Neurophilosophy

Progress in the neurosciences is profoundly changing our conception of ourselves. And contrary to the wishful thinking of some philosophers, there is no stemming the revolutionary impact that brain research will No background in neurology or psychology is needed to understand this book.

This one was less comprehensive, and for me, therefore less interesting. Churchland – – Inquiry: Churchland born and Anne K. Archived from the original on 14 August Wikimedia Commons has media related to Patricia Churchland. Indeterminacy, Micro-Specificity, Chaos, and Openness.

Brain-Wise is the sequel to Patricia Smith Churchland’s Neurophilosophythe book that launched a subfield. Archived from the original web page on 13 August Churchland patients perception philosophers physical predict prefrontal cortex Press problem protein qualia questions rats reason receptors regions relevant represent representation response retina role scientific Sejnowski sensory sensory systems signals space spatial specific stimulus strategy churchlanr synaptic temporal thalamus theory things tion understanding vector visual.


My dopamine levels need lifting. Contrary to time-honored intuition, the mind turns out to be a complex of brain functions. Studies in NeurophilosophyPatricia Smith Churchland.

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