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Brain-Wise: Studies in Neurophilosophy

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Progress in the neurosciences is profoundly changing our conception of ourselves. Contrary to time-honoured intuition, the mind turns out to be a complex of brain functions. 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.
Hardcover, 471 pages
Published November 8th 2002 by Bradford Book
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Feb 29, 2008 David rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is amazing in scope and clarity. I am now a Patricia Churchland groupie. She covers classical philosophical issues, like free will, consciousness, and representation, and does it in a marvelously no-bullshit manner. She would wear one of those xkcd shirts that says, "Science: it works, bitches." She delves a little deeper into details than Dennett, but is similarly accessible.

No background in neurology or psychology is needed to understand this book. A very minimal background in philos
May 20, 2008 Matthew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An review of the ideas in Neurophilosophy, with updated science. This one was less comprehensive, and for me, therefore less interesting. But still a humdinger of a doodiddly for atheists, reductionists, and those who are interested in getting to the bottom of mind and conciousness without resorting to magic and tomfoolery.
good neuroscience, bad philosophy
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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 ...more
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