Neurophilosophy at Work

Neurophilosophy at Work

by Paul Churchland
     
 

In this collection of essays, Paul Churchland explores the unfolding impact of the several empirical sciences of the mind, especially cognitive neurobiology and computational neuroscience on a variety of traditional issues central to the discipline of philosophy. Representing Churchland's most recent research, they continue his research program, launched over

Overview

In this collection of essays, Paul Churchland explores the unfolding impact of the several empirical sciences of the mind, especially cognitive neurobiology and computational neuroscience on a variety of traditional issues central to the discipline of philosophy. Representing Churchland's most recent research, they continue his research program, launched over thirty years ago, and which has evolved into the field of neurophilosophy.

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"I recommend this book to those beginning their work in the philosophy of mind, or to those who, though experienced philosophers of mind, are ready to revisit Churchland's neurophilosophy." —Andrew Fenton, Dalhousie University: Philosophy in Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521864725
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Churchland holds the Valtz Chair of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego. One of the most distinguished philosophers at work today, he has received fellowships from the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Center, the Canada Council, and the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton. A former president of the American Philosophical Association (Pacific Division), he is editor and author of many articles and books, most recently The Engine of Reason, the Seat of the Soul and On the Contrary: Critical Essays, 1987-1997 (with Patricia Churchland).

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