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Churchland, Patricia Smith

Overview
Works: 75 works in 269 publications in 7 languages and 12,328 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Educational films  Internet videos  Interviews  Television news programs  Methods (Music) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Inscriber, Compiler, Commentator, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: QP360, 612.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Patricia Smith Churchland
Neurophilosophy : toward a unified science of the mind-brain by Patricia Smith Churchland( Book )

43 editions published between 990 and 2015 in English and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The computational brain by Patricia Smith Churchland( Book )

43 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Computational Brain addresses a broad audience: neuroscientists, computer scientists, cognitive scientists, and philosophers. It is written for both the expert and novice. A basic overview of neuroscience and computational theory is provided, followed by a study of some of the most recent and sophisticated modeling work in the context of relevant neurobiological research. Technical terms are clearly explained in the text, and definitions are provided in an extensive glossary. The appendix contains a précis of neurobiological techniques."--Jacket
Braintrust : what neuroscience tells us about morality by Patricia Smith Churchland( Book )

23 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is morality? Where does it come from? And why do most of us heed its call most of the time? In Braintrust, neurophilosophy pioneer Patricia Churchland argues that morality originates in the biology of the brain."--Book jacket
Touching a nerve : the self as brain by Patricia Smith Churchland( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What happens when we accept that everything we feel and think stems not from an immaterial spirit but from electrical and chemical activity in our brains? In this thought-provoking narrative--drawn from professional expertise as well as personal life experiences--trailblazing neurophilosopher Patricia S. Churchland grounds the philosophy of mind in the essential ingredients of biology. She reflects with humor on how she came to harmonize science and philosophy, the mind and the brain, abstract ideals and daily life. Offering lucid explanations of the neural workings that underlie identity, she reveals how the latest research into consciousness, memory, and free will can help us reexamine enduring philosophical, ethical, and spiritual questions: What shapes our personalities? How do we account for near-death experiences? How do we make decisions? And why do we feel empathy for others? Recent scientific discoveries also provide insights into a fascinating range of real-world dilemmas--for example, whether an adolescent can be held responsible for his actions and whether a patient in a coma can be considered a self. Churchland appreciates that the brain-based understanding of the mind can unnerve even our greatest thinkers. At a conference she attended, a prominent philosopher cried out, "I hate the brain; I hate the brain!" But as Churchland shows, he need not feel this way. Accepting that our brains are the basis of who we are liberates us from the shackles of superstition. It allows us to take ourselves seriously as a product of evolved mechanisms, past experiences, and social influences. And it gives us hope that we can fix some grievous conditions, and when we cannot, we can at least understand them with compassion." -- Publisher's description
Brain-wise : studies in neurophilosophy by Patricia Smith Churchland( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Finnish and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drwing on results from research at the neuronal, neurochemical, system and whole-brain levels, this text 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
On the contrary : critical essays, 1987-1997 by Paul M Churchland( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 538 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
The mind-brain continuum : sensory processes( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The computer and the brain by John Von Neumann( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 305 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
Consciousness at the crossroads : conversations with the Dalai Lama on brainscience and Buddhism by Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in French and English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les entretiens s'inscrivent dans le cadre de rencontres organisées entre un groupe de neuroscientifiques, de psychiatres et le Dalaï-lama. Celui-ci porte un intérêt personnel à la confrontation entre les connaissances bouddhistes et les sciences de la vie. Ces échanges entre tenant d'idéologies différentes sont difficiles à pénétrer; néanmoins certains thèmes abordés sont susceptibles d'intéresser le profane. En conclusion, le Dalaï-lama rappelle l'importance capitale de la compassion, espoir de paix pour l'humanité. [SDM]
Neurophilosophy and Alzheimer's disease by Yves Christen( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship between body (or brain) and mind is still poorly understood. Alzheimer's disease could be a good model for the study of typical neurophilosophical problems such as the mind brain relationship and also, more particularly, as a means to understanding different aspects of human consciousness and thinking, since Alzheimer's disease presents a situation in which both modification of the cognitive faculties and organic changes, cellular and even molecular, may be observed simultaneously. The intention of the contributors of this volume was not to pronounce the last word on a debate which is certain to continue for a long time to come but to help introduce the neurophilosophical debate into an area of research where it is more often molecules that are manipulated rather than philosophical concepts
Touching a nerve : our brains, our selves by Patricia Smith Churchland( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neurophilosophie : l'esprit-cerveau by Patricia Smith Churchland( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolved morality : the biology and philosophy of human conscience by F. B. M. de Waal( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morality is often defined in opposition to the natural "instincts," or as a tool to keep those instincts in check. New findings in neuroscience, social psychology, animal behaviour, and anthropology have brought us back to the original Darwinian position that moral behaviour is continuous with the social behavior of animals, and most likely evolved to enhance the cooperativeness of society. In this view, morality is part of human nature rather than its opposite. This interdisciplinary volume debates the origin and working of human morality within the context of science as well as religion and philosophy. Experts from widely different backgrounds speculate how morality may have evolved, how it develops in the child, and what science can tell us about its working and origin. They also discuss how to deal with the age-old facts-versus-values debate, also known as the naturalistic fallacy. The implications of this exchange are enormous, as they may transform cherished views on if and why we are the only moral species
Patricia Smith Churchland how the human mind works( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program with Bill Moyers, Patricia Smith Churchland, Professor of Philosophy, discusses startling new theories about how the mind works and about how much control we have over our thoughts, decisions and choices
The mind of Patricia Smith Churchland( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

University of California, San Diego professor Patricia Smith Churchland challenges the basic understanding of the brain from the point of view of neurophilosophy
Bewustzijn : op het kruispunt van westerse wetenschap en boeddhistische filosofie : gesprekken met de Dalai Lama over hersenonderzoek en bewustzijn( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Dutch and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verslag van een gesprek tussen de Dalai Lama en Westerse wetenschappers over wat bewustzijn is
A world of ideas. How the human mind works( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

University of California, San Diego philosophy professor, Patricia Smith Churchland, discusses her explorations into the physical function of the brain and how recent discoveries of brain function raise questions about such philosophical concepts as free will and rational thinking
The Churchlands and their critics( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Touching a nerve the self as brain by Patricia Smith Churchland( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trailblazing philosopher's exploration of the latest brain science-and its ethical and practical implications. What happens when we accept that everything we feel and think stems not from an immaterial spirit but from electrical and chemical activity in our brains? In this thought-provoking narrative-drawn from professional expertise as well as personal life experiences-trailblazing neurophilosopher Patricia S. Churchland grounds the philosophy of mind in the essential ingredients of biology. She reflects with humor on how she came to harmonize science and philosophy, the mind and the brain, abstract ideals and daily life. Offering lucid explanations of the neural workings that underlie identity, she reveals how the latest research into consciousness, memory, and free will can help us reexamine enduring philosophical, ethical, and spiritual questions: What shapes our personalities? How do we account for near-death experiences? How do we make decisions? And why do we feel empathy for others?
Brain-Wise Studies in Neurophilosophy by Patricia Smith Churchland( )

in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Neurophilosophy : toward a unified science of the mind-brain
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Languages
English (197)

French (6)

Italian (5)

German (4)

Dutch (1)

Turkish (1)

Finnish (1)

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The computational brainBraintrust : what neuroscience tells us about moralityBrain-wise : studies in neurophilosophyOn the contrary : critical essays, 1987-1997The mind-brain continuum : sensory processesThe computer and the brainConsciousness at the crossroads : conversations with the Dalai Lama on brainscience and BuddhismThe Churchlands and their critics