Patricia S. Churchland





Patricia S. Churchland


Born
in Oliver, British Columbia, Canada
July 16, 1943

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Patricia Smith Churchland (born July 16, 1943 in Oliver, British Columbia, Canada) is a Canadian-American philosopher working at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) since 1984. She is currently a professor at the UCSD Philosophy Department, an adjunct professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and an associate of the Computational Neuroscience Laboratory (Sejnowski Lab) at the Salk Institute. She won a MacArthur prize in 1991. Educated at the University of British Columbia, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Oxford (B.Phil.). She taught philosophy at the University of Manitoba from 1969 to 1984 and is the wife of philosopher Paul Churchland.

Churchland has focused on the interface between neuroscience
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Neurophilosophy: Toward a U...

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Braintrust: What Neuroscien...

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Touching a Nerve: Our Brain...

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Brain-Wise: Studies in Neur...

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The Computational Brain

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On the Contrary: Critical E...

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El cerebro moral: Lo que la...

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The Computer and the Brain

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Consciousness at the Crossr...

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“science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.”
Patricia S. Churchland, Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality

“My caution kicks in when I encounter either one of two sorts of dramatic theories: those that claim to have found the secret of consciousness, and those that claim that the brain mechanisms for consciousness can never be found.”
Patricia S. Churchland, Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain

“What I can and cannot imagine is a psychological fact about me. It is not a deep metaphysical fact about the nature of the universe.”
Patricia S. Churchland

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