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Neurophilosophy at Work

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  • Date Published: April 2007
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521692007

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  • 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.

    • Brings science to bear on central philosophical issues
    • Covers a broad range of philosophical problems
    • Written by the leading expert and founder of the discipline
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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

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521692007
    • length: 262 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 9 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - no date available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Catching consciousness in a recurrent network
    2. Functionalism at forty: a critical perspective
    3. Toward a cognitive neurobiology of the moral virtues
    4. Rules, know-how, and the future of moral cognition
    5. Science, religion, and American educational policy
    6. What happens to reliabilism when it is liberated from the propositional attitudes
    7. On the nature of intelligence: Turing, Church, von Neumann, and the brain
    8. Neurosemantics: on the mapping of minds and the portrayal of worlds
    9. Chimerical colors: some phenomenological predictions from cognitive neuroscience
    10. On the reality (and diversity) of objective colors
    11. Into the brain: where philosophy should go from here.

  • Author

    Paul Churchland, University of California, San Diego
    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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