Patricia Churchland

Philosophy of Brain is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and neurophilosopher Patricia Churchland, UC San Diego. Patricia Churchland has done extensive research in the fields of philosophy of neuroscience, philosophy of the mind and neuroethics. During this mind-stretching conversation Patricia explores how the brain works, how we are able to represent the external world of objects and our inner world of thoughts, self and consciousness. 

This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, Of Mice and Men, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:

  1. Playing with Brains – Dissecting brains and meeting Francis Crick
  2. Neuropioneers – Ruffling philosophical feathers
  3. Sociological Fault Lines – Mind vs. brain
  4. Connecting Horizontally – Investigating “philosophy of mind”?
  5. Touching a Nerve – Spreading the message
  6. Social Relevance – Explorations of morality through biology
  7. Free Will – An age-old quandary resurfaces
  8. Eliminative Materialism – What it means and doesn’t mean
  9. Consciousness – Towards progress?
  10. Summing Up – Some key questions

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