Brain-Wise: Studies in Neurophilosophy

Progress in the neurosciences is profoundly changing our conception of ourselves Contrary to time honored 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.Brain Wise is the sequelProgress in the neurosciences is profoundly changing our conception of ourselves Contrary to time honored 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.Brain Wise is the sequel to Patricia Smith Churchland s Neurophilosophy, the book that launched a subfield In a clear, conversational manner, this book examines old questions about the nature of the mind within the new framework of the brain sciences What, it asks, is the neurobiological basis of consciousness, the self, and free choice How does the brain learn about the external world and about its own introspective world What can neurophilosophy tell us about the basis and significance of religious and moral experiences 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 things may go from here.
Brain Wise Studies in Neurophilosophy Progress in the neurosciences is profoundly changing our conception of ourselves Contrary to time honored intuition the mind turns out to be a complex of brain functions And contrary to the wishful t

  • Title: Brain-Wise: Studies in Neurophilosophy
  • Author: Patricia S. Churchland
  • ISBN: 9780262532006
  • Page: 276
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. 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 [...]

    2. 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.

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