Search - List of Books by Patricia Smith Churchland

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 and philosophy. According to her, philosophers are increasingly realizing that to understand the mind one must understand the brain. She is associated with a school of thought called eliminativism or eliminative materialism, which argues that folk psychology concepts such as belief, free will, and consciousness will likely need to be revised as science understands more about the nature of brain function.

She was interviewed along with her husband Paul Churchland for the book Conversations on Consciousness by Susan Blackmore, 2006.

She attended and was a speaker at the Beyond Belief symposium on November 2006 and November 2007.

Bibliography   more �

This author page uses material from the Wikipedia article "Patricia Smith Churchland", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0
Total Books: 7
Brain-Wise Studies in Neurophilosophy
2002 - Brain-wise Studies in Neurophilosophy (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780262033015
ISBN-10: 0262033011
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Science & Math, Medicine, Engineering & Transportation, Medical Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Brain-Wise Studies in Neurophilosophy
2002 - Brain-wise Studies in Neurophilosophy (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780262532006
ISBN-10: 026253200X
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Science & Math, Medicine, Engineering & Transportation, Medical Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

On the Contrary Critical Essays 1987-1997
1999 - On the Contrary Critical Essays 1987-1997 (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780262531658
ISBN-10: 0262531658
Genres: Nonfiction, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
  ?

On the Contrary Critical Essays 1987-1997
1998 - On the Contrary Critical Essays 1987-1997 (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780262032544
ISBN-10: 0262032546
Genres: Nonfiction, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
  ?

Mind-Brain Continuum Sensory Processes
Neurophilosophy Toward a Unified Science of the Mind-Brain