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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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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. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Lists with This Book.

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Feb 27, Tom Menke rated it it was amazing. Phillip rated it liked it Apr 21, Joshua Macy rated it liked it Aug 03, No background in neurology or psychology is needed to understand this book.

This one was less comprehensive, and for me, therefore less interesting. Popular passages Page 8 – I felt as if I neurophilosophj thrown again into the open sea. Timedilation rated it it was amazing Mar 26, MIT Press- Medical – pages. Preview — Brain-Wise by Patricia S.

Brain-Wise: Studies in Neurophilosophy by Patricia S. Churchland

William Jamison rated it liked it Jul 18, Contrary to time-honored intuition, the mind turns out to be a complex of brain functions. Churchland has focused on the interface between neuroscience and philosophy.


Whilliquor – LibraryThing So far I love this book Lynnette rated it it btain-wise amazing Mar 23, She taught philosophy at the University of Manitoba from to and is the wife of philosopher Paul Churchland. In a clear, conversational manner, this book examines old questions about the nature of the mind within the new framework of the brain sciences. Studies in NeurophilosophyPatricia Smith Churchland.

An Introduction to Epistemology. Her recent work focuses also on neuroethics, and attempts to understand choice, responsibility and the basis of moral norms in terms studeis brain function, brain evolution, and brain-culture interactions.

Brain-wise : studies in neurophilosophy

Josh rated it liked it Feb 13, How does the brain learn about the external world and about its own introspective world? Other editions – View all Brain-Wise: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

According to her, philosophers are increasingly realizing that to understand the mind one must understand the brain. Refresh and try again. James rated it really liked it Sep 13, Divjot Hans rated it really liked it Nov 02, Vicy rated it really liked it May 18, An review of the ideas in Neurophilosophy, with updated science.


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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. She won a MacArthur prize in Brain-Wise is the sequel to Patricia Smith Churchland’s Neurophilosophythe book that launched a subfield. Common terms and phrases activity amygdala animal areas argument Aristotle awareness axon behavior believed binocular rivalry biology body brainstem causal cause cell cerebellum changes choice cingulate coding cognitive neuroscience Cognitive Sciences color concepts connections consciousness coordinates correlations cortical Damasio declarative memory dendrites dopamine dualism emotions empirical epistemology evidence example existence experience experimental explain face fact feelings figure fMRI frontal function genes hippocampal human brain hypothalamus hypothesis input knowledge learning lesions levels logic means memory metaphysical microtubules mind monkey motor move movement nature nervous system neural neurobiological neurons Neurophilosophy neuroscience neurotransmitter normal nucleus organization P.

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