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

Brain-Wise

Studies in Neurophilosophy

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Published: 2nd October 2002
For Ages: 18+ years old
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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 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.

It is both lucid and profound, cutting through issues where others only obfuscate. The one to read.

-Maggie McDonald, New Scientist
Churchland explores the organic concept of self and nonself and what they mean both biologically and philosophically.

-Terrence Riley, MD , JAMA * Reviews *
It is both lucid and profound, cutting through issues where others only obfuscate. The one to read.

-Maggie McDonald, New Scientist * Reviews *

Introduction
Metaphysics
An Introduction to Metaphysics
Self and Self Knowledge
Consciousness
Free Will
Epistemology
An Introduction to Epistemology
How Do Brains Represent?
How Do Brains Learn?
Religion
Religion and the Brain
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780262532006
ISBN-10: 026253200X
Series: A Bradford Book
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 486
Published: 2nd October 2002
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 20.5  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.89