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Neurophilosophy: Toward a Unified Science of the Mind-Brain
     

Neurophilosophy: Toward a Unified Science of the Mind-Brain

by Patricia Smith Churchland, Patricia S. Churchland
 
'Neurophilosophy is exactly the introduction to the neurosciences that philosophers need, and exactly the introduction to philosophy of mind that neuroscientists need, and only someone who knew both fields very well could write it. This is a unique book. It is excellently written, crammed with information, wise and a pleasure to read.' ---Daniel C. Dennett, Tufts

Overview

'Neurophilosophy is exactly the introduction to the neurosciences that philosophers need, and exactly the introduction to philosophy of mind that neuroscientists need, and only someone who knew both fields very well could write it. This is a unique book. It is excellently written, crammed with information, wise and a pleasure to read.' ---Daniel C. Dennett, Tufts University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262031165
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
04/29/1986
Series:
Bradford Books Series
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

What People are Saying About This

Jerome A. Feldman

While many people in cognitive science are beginning to look at relations among pairs of related disciplines, Patricia Churchland's book is the best yet at elucidating the key issues that underly the enterprise.

Contemporary Psycholoqy - Karl H. Pribram

Churchland's approach is... refreshing, and it is well carried out.... I am going to use Neurophilosophy as the textbook in my graduate course in cognitive neuropsychology. For anyone interested in the 'real' CNS, this volume is by far the best that has come out of cognitive science.

Daniel C. Dennett

Neurophilosophy is exactly the introduction to the neurosciences that philosophers need, and exactly the introduction to philosophy of mind that neuroscientists need, and only someone who knew both fields very well could write it. This is a unique book. It is excellently written, crammed with information, wise, and a pleasure to read.

Rodolfo Llinas

The book represents a unique synthesis of neurobiology in a philosophical context, put in truly exquisite language that is easy to read. A definite must for philosophers interested in neuroscience and for neuroscientists interested in the philosophical issues of their fields.

F.H.C. Crick

Neurophilosophy is a pioneering work. As our understanding of the brain develops, philosophers will need to know more about the function of its parts, while neuroscientists will increasingly confront philosophical issues. This perceptive, lively and informative book combines both approaches in ail up to date and very readable manner.

From the Publisher
"Neurophilosophy is exactly the introduction to the neurosciences that philosophers need, and exactly the introduction to philosophy of mind that neuroscientists need, and only someone who knew both fields very well could write it. This is a unique book. It is excellently written,crammed with information, wise, and a pleasure to read." Daniel C. Dennett ,Tufts University

"The book represents a unique synthesis of neurobiology in a philosophical context,put in truly exquisite language that is easy to read. A definite must for philosophers interested in neuroscience and for neuroscientists interested in the philosophical issues of their fields."Rodolfo Llinas , Chairman, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, New YorkMedical Center

"While many people in cognitive science are beginning to look at relations among pairs of related disciplines, Patricia Churchland's book is the best yet at elucidating the key issues that underly the enterprise." Jerome A. Feldman , University ofRochester

"Churchland writes with the authority of an insider." Philip Kitcher, Nature

"Churchland's approach is... refreshing, and it is well carried out.... I am going to use Neurophilosophy as the textbook in my graduate course in cognitive neuropsychology. For anyone interested in the 'real' CNS, this volume is by far the best that has come out of cognitive science." Karl H. Pribram , Contemporary Psycholoqy

"Neurophilosophy is a pioneering work. As our understanding of the brain develops, philosophers will need to know more about the function of its parts, while neuroscientists will increasingly confront philosophical issues. This perceptive, lively and informative book combines both approaches in ail up to date and very readable manner. "F.H.C. Crick , The Salk Institute

Nature - Philip Kitcher

Churchland writes with the authority of an insider.

Meet the Author

Patricia Smith Churchland is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego

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