Matter and Consciousness

Matter and Consciousness

by Paul M. Churchland
     
 

In Matter and Consciousness, Paul Churchland clearly presents the advantages and disadvantages of such difficult issues in philosophy of mind as behaviorism, reductive materialism, functionalism, and eliminative materialism.  See more details below

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In Matter and Consciousness, Paul Churchland clearly presents the advantages and disadvantages of such difficult issues in philosophy of mind as behaviorism, reductive materialism, functionalism, and eliminative materialism.

Editorial Reviews

Times Higher Education Supplement - Margaret Boden
To read this book with attention is not just to find out about philosophy, but to do it. Churchland has written the best introduction available,for students and for general readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262031356
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
01/28/1988
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
3.03(w) x 3.03(h) x (d)

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Times Higher Education Supplement - Margaret Boden
To read this book with attention is not just to find out about philosophy, but to do it. Churchland has written the best introduction available,for students and for general readers.

Ned Block
The book is superb as an introductory text. Difficult matters are treated from an introductory perspective gracefully, interestingly, and with remarkably little in the way of distorting simplification. My prediction is that the word about this book will spread, and it will soon be a standard textbook.

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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