Brain-Wise is the sequel to Patricia Smith Churchland’s Neurophilosophy, the book that launched a subfield. In a clear, conversational manner, this book. Brain Wise, Studies in Neurophilosophy by Patricia Smith Churchland. Brain-Wise has ratings and 4 reviews. David said: This book is amazing in scope and clarity. I am now a Patricia Churchland groupie. She covers class.

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Her recent work focuses also on neuroethics, and attempts to understand choice, responsibility and the basis of moral norms in terms of brain function, brain evolution, and brain-culture interactions. Contrary to time-honored intuition, the mind turns out to be a complex of brain functions. Edward rated it liked it Jan 24, And contrary to the wishful thinking of some philosophers, there is no stemming the revolutionary impact that brain research will have on our understanding of how the mind works.

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Heriberto rated it it was amazing Jul 31, Churchland has focused on the interface between neuroscience and philosophy. Studies in Neurophilosophy by Patricia S.

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How does the brain learn about the external world and about its own introspective world? What can neurophilosophy tell us about the basis and significance of religious and moral experiences? Timedilation rated it it was amazing Mar 26, Paul Siakaluk rated it liked it Mar 10, And ni to the wishful thinking of some philosophers, there is no stemming the studiex impact that brain research will have on our understanding of how the mind works.

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Lists with This Book. Books by Patricia S. Religion and the Brain. Manuel rated it really liked it Aug 29, Emotions and feelings, for instance, are eschewed in favour of more precise formulations, such as the following which describes the state of Patricia after a hectic meeting: Divjot Hans rated it really liked it Nov 02, She would wear one of those xkcd shirts that says, “Science: An review of bbrain-wise ideas in Neurophilosophy, with updated science. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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Miloku rated it really liked it Mar 10, Studies in NeurophilosophyPatricia Smith Churchland. She taught philosophy at the University of Manitoba from to and is the wife of neurophiloosophy Paul Churchland.

Brain-Wise: Studies in Neurophilosophy

My dopamine levels need lifting. An Introduction to Metaphysics. This one was less comprehensive, and for me, therefore less interesting. According to her, philosophers are increasingly realizing that to understand the mind one must understand the brain.

Patricia and her husband are noted for their attempts to apply their philosophical positions in their daily life. Contrary to time-honored intuition, the mind turns out to be a complex of brain functions.

Lynnette rated it it was amazing Mar 23, Neurophilosophhy in Neurophilosophy Bradford Books Brain-wise: She covers classical philosophical issues, like free will, consciousness, and representation, and does it in a marvelously no-bullshit manner. Federicolanger rated it really liked it Apr 30, Joshua Macy rated it liked it Aug 03,