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Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us About Morality
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November 15, 2011
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January 1, 2012
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2012
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Author Patricia Churchland was interviewed in Episode 81 of the Brain Science Podcast, which is available…more

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Delany
Aug 22, 2013 rated it did not like it
Tried to read some of Churchland's work, years ago. Found it impenetrable. Decided to give her another try, because she is a highly influential thinker in areas about which I am very interested. But this time around was no better than what I saw in her earlier work; her writing style is neither clear nor very engaging. I felt simultaneously bored and bogged down, from the outset.
Sharon
I didn't finish reading this book. Nothing wrong with the book, but it's more technical than I expected, more for people interested in morals and the brain, ethics and the history, and speculation based on years of knowledge. I like books about brain workings but not this one, it seems. I can't rate it because I didn't read enough of it. I perused it and read bits, but it doesn't change from the early pages, and even though it has some nuggets for thought, I didn't want to spend time with it. I ...more
Uyar
Jun 15, 2012 rated it liked it
Very well writen sofar.. but many explication have been written in other books so it hasnt put any new idea to my consciousness.... a turkish translation has just been published hurrahhhh!!
Virginia MD
Look for my interview of Patricia Churchland on episode 81 of the Brain Science Podcast.
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