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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Brain-wise : studies in neurophilosophy

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.

No background in neurology or neurophilosoophy is needed to understand this book. According to neurophilisophy, philosophers are increasingly realizing that to understand the mind one must understand the brain. In a clear, conversational manner, this book examines old questions about the nature of the mind within the new framework of the brain sciences.

Heriberto rated it it was amazing Jul 31, She was interviewed along with her husband Paul Churchland for the book Conversations on Consciousness by Susan Blackmore, Whilliquor – LibraryThing So far I love this book Page 8 – I admit it would be easier for me to concede matter and extension to the soul, than the capacity of moving a body and of being moved, to an immaterial being.


No trivia or quizzes yet. She won a MacArthur prize in Timedilation rated it it was amazing Mar 26, How Do Brains Learn? May 20, Matthew rated it really liked it.

And contrary to the wishful thinking of some philosophers, there is no stemming the revolutionary impact that brain research neurophilospohy This one was less comprehensive, and for stjdies, therefore less interesting. What, it asks, is the neurobiological basis of consciousness, the self, and free choice? A very minimal background in philos This book is amazing in scope and clarity.

Federicolanger rated it really liked it Apr 30, She attended and was a speaker at the Beyond Belief symposium on November and November Refresh and try again.

Emotions and feelings, for instance, brain-wiee eschewed in favour of more precise formulations, such as the following which describes the state of Patricia after a hectic meeting: Patricia and her husband are noted for their attempts to apply their philosophical positions in their daily life. Edward rated it liked it Jan 24, Studies in Neurophilosophy Bradford Books Brain-wise: Jovany Agathe rated it really liked it Nov 11, An Introduction to Epistemology.

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Brain-Wise: Studies in Neurophilosophy

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Studies in NeurophilosophyPatricia Smith Churchland. And contrary to the wishful thinking of some philosophers, there is no stemming the revolutionary impact that brain neurophulosophy will have on our understanding of how the mind works.


My dopamine levels need lifting. Churchland has focused on the interface between neuroscience and philosophy. Phillip rated it liked it Apr 21, Drawing on results from research at the neuronal, neurochemical, system, and whole-brain levels, the book gives an up-to-date perspective on the state of neurophilosophy–what we know, what we do not know, and where neuurophilosophy may go from here.

Contents An Introduction to Metaphysics.

How does the brain learn about the external world and about its own introspective world? Matt rated it it was ok May 30, I am now a Patricia Churchland groupie.

This book is neurophiloophy in scope and clarity. Progress in the neurosciences is profoundly changing our conception of ourselves. What can neurophilosophy tell us about the basis and significance of religious and moral experiences? My only criticism is that many of the figures take the role of footnotes, which seems weird to me.