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Churchland, Paul M. 1942-

Overview
Works: 76 works in 334 publications in 8 languages and 12,034 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: BD418.3, 128.2
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Matter and consciousness a contemporary introduction to the philosophy of mind by Paul M Churchland( )
84 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Matter and Consciousness, Paul Churchland presents a concise and contemporary overview of the philosophical issues surrounding the mind and explains the main theories and philosophical positions that have been proposed to solve them. Making the case for the relevance of theoretical and experimental results in neuroscience, cognitive science, and artificial intelligence for the philosophy of mind, Churchland reviews current developments in the cognitive sciences and offers a clear and accessible account of the connections to philosophy of mind. For this third edition, the text has been updated and revised throughout. The changes range from references to the iPhone's "Siri" to expanded discussions of the work of such contemporary philosophers as David Chalmers, John Searle, and Thomas Nagel. Churchland describes new research in evolution, genetics, and visual neuroscience, among other areas, arguing that the philosophical significance of these new findings lies in the support they tend to give to the reductive and eliminative versions of materialism. Matter and Consciousness, written by the most distinguished theorist and commentator in the field, offers an authoritative summary and sourcebook for issues in philosophy of mind. -- Provided by publisher
The engine of reason, the seat of the soul : a philosophical journey into the brain by Paul M Churchland( Book )
36 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 2,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This work summarizes results from neuroscience and recent work with artificial neural networks that together suggest a unified set of answers to questions about how the brain actually works; how it sustains a thinking, feeling, dreaming self; and how it sustains a self-conscious person
On the contrary critical essays, 1987-1997 by Paul M Churchland( )
13 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 2,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This collection was prepared in the belief that the most useful and revealing of anyone's writings are often those shorter essays penned in conflict with or criticism of one's professional colleagues. The essays in this book present the Churchlands' critical responses to a variety of philosophical positions advanced by some two dozen contemporary philosophical theorists."--Jacket
A neurocomputational perspective the nature of mind and the structure of science by Paul M Churchland( )
27 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 1,632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scientific realism and the plasticity of mind by Paul M Churchland( Book )
29 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study in the philosophy of science, proposing a strong form of the doctrine of scientific realism' and developing its implications for issues in the philosophy of mind
Images of science : essays on realism and empiricism, with a reply from Bas C. van Fraassen by Bas C Van Fraassen( Book )
19 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plato's camera : how the physical brain captures a landscape of abstract universals by Paul M Churchland( Book )
9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Plato's Camera, eminent philosopher Paul Churchland offers a novel account of how the brain constructs a representation--or 'takes a picture'--of the universe's timeless categorical and dynamical structure. This construction process, which begins at birth, yields the enduring background conceptual framework with which we will interpret our sensory experience for the rest of our lives. But, as even Plato knew, to make singular perceptual judgments requires that we possess an antecedent framework of abstract categories to which any perceived particular can be relevantly assimilated. How that background framework is assembled in the first place is the motivating mystery, and the primary target, of Churchland's book. His account draws on the best of the recent philosophical literature on semantic theory, and on the most recent results from cognitive neurobiology. The resulting story throws immediate light on issues that have been at the center of philosophy for at least two millennia, such as how the mind represents reality, both in its ephemeral and in its timeless dimensions. Unexpectedly, this neurobiologically grounded account of human cognition also provides a systematic story of how such low-level epistemological activities are integrated within an enveloping framework of linguistic structures and regulatory mechanisms at the social level. As Churchland illustrates, this integration of cognitive mechanisms at several levels has launched the human race on an epistemological adventure denied to all other terrestrial creatures
Neurophilosophy at work by Paul M Churchland( Book )
14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paul Churchland explores the unfolding impact of the several empirical sciences of the mind
The computer and the brain by John Von Neumann( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book represents the view of one of the greatest mathematicians of the twentieth century on the analogies between computing machines and the living human brain. John von Neumann concludes that the brain operates in part digitally, in part analogically, but uses a peculiar statistical language unlike that employed in the operation of man-made computers. This edition includes a new foreword by two eminent figures in the fields of philosophy, neuroscience, and consciousness, Paul M. Churchland and Patricia S. Churchland."--Jacket
Le cerveau : moteur de la raison, siège de l'âme by Paul M Churchland( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Seelenmaschine : eine philosophische Reise ins Gehirn by Paul M Churchland( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in German and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wu zhi yu yi shi : dang dai xin ling zhe xue dao du by Qiu qi lang( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in Chinese and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filosofia analitica e conoscenza storica ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in Italian and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La natura della mente e la struttura della scienza : una prospettiva neurocomputazionale by Paul M Churchland( Book )
4 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in Italian and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Churchlands and their critics ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filosofia analitica e conoscenza storica ( Book )
4 editions published in 1979 in Italian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Il motore della ragione, la sede dell' anima by Paul M Churchland( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Matière et conscience by Paul M Churchland( )
in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A contemporary introduction to the philosophy of mind by Paul M Churchland( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The engine of reason, the seat of the soul : a philosophicasl jourmey into the brain by Paul M Churchland( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Churchland, P. M. 1942-
Churchland, Paul.
Churchland, Paul 1942-
Churchland, Paul M.
Churchland, Paul Montgomery
Churchland, Paul Montgomery 1942-
Montgomery Churchland, Paul 1942-
チャーチランド, ポール・M
Languages
English (251)
Italian (14)
Spanish (10)
German (5)
French (5)
Japanese (2)
Chinese (1)
Portuguese (1)
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