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A Neurocomputational Perspective: The Nature of Mind and the Structure of Science

A Neurocomputational Perspective: The Nature of Mind and the Structure of Science

by Paul M. Churchland
     
 

If we are to solve the central problems in the philosophy of science,Paul Churchland argues, we must draw heavily on the resources of the emerging sciences of the mind-brain. A Neurocomputationial Perspective illustrates the fertility of the concepts and data drawn from the study of the brain and of artificial networks that model the brain. These concepts

Overview

If we are to solve the central problems in the philosophy of science,Paul Churchland argues, we must draw heavily on the resources of the emerging sciences of the mind-brain. A Neurocomputationial Perspective illustrates the fertility of the concepts and data drawn from the study of the brain and of artificial networks that model the brain. These concepts bring unexpected coherence to scattered issues in the philosophy of science, new solutions to old philosophical problems, and new possibilities for the enterprise of science itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262531061
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
04/22/1992
Series:
Bradford Books Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Times Higher Education Supplement - Andy Clark
A bold and unified account encompassing an attitude to belief, desire,subjective experience, learning, grasp of theories and explanatory understanding....

A wide-ranging, daring and eloquently expressed vision.... I commend Paul Churchland's book as an achievement of breadth and poetry in a discipline too often breeding only stultifying narrowness.

From the Publisher
"A bold and unified account encompassing an attitude to belief, desire, subjective experience, learning, grasp of theories and explanatory understanding.... A wide-ranging, daring and eloquently expressed vision.... I commend Paul Churchland's book as an achievement of breadth and poetry in a discipline too often breeding only stultifying narrowness." Andy Clark, Times Higher Education Supplement

Meet the Author

Paul M. Churchland is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of The Engine of Reason, the Seat of the Soul, Matter and Consciousness: A Contemporary Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind (both published by the MIT Press),and other books.

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