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Churchland, Paul M. 1942-

Overview
Works: 68 works in 326 publications in 8 languages and 12,519 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Introductions  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: BF431, 128.2
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Matter and consciousness : a contemporary introduction to the philosophy of mind by Paul M Churchland( Book )

97 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,807 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 )

26 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,268 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
Scientific realism and the plasticity of mind by Paul M Churchland( Book )

30 editions published between 1979 and 1999 in English and Japanese and held by 735 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 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A neurocomputational perspective : the nature of mind and the structure of science by Paul M Churchland( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the contrary : critical essays, 1987-1997 by Paul M Churchland( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 529 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
Plato's camera : how the physical brain captures a landscape of abstract universals by Paul M Churchland( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 339 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
The computer and the brain by John Von Neumann( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 308 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
Neurophilosophy at work by Paul M Churchland( Book )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of essays, Paul Churchland explores the unfolding impact of the several empirical sciences of the mind, especially cognitive neurobiology and computational neuroscience on a variety of traditional issues central to the discipline of philosophy. Representing Churchland's most recent research, they continue his research program, launched over thirty years ago, and which has evolved into the field of neurophilosophy
Die Seelenmaschine : eine philosophische Reise ins Gehirn by Paul M Churchland( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in German and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Connectionism, concepts, and folk psychology by Andy Clark( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filosofia analitica e conoscenza storica( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in Italian and held by 35 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

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 23 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

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 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matière et conscience by Paul M Churchland( )

in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is philosophy?( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines two classic models - Plato's Parable of the Cave and the character Socrates - with contemporary philosophers' comments on the subject
Is mind distinct from body?( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how Descartes dualistic view has been subject to waves of attacks from materialism and modern-day proponents of artificial intelligence and neuroscience
The magic of the mind : the story of psychology( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychology touches virtually every aspect of our lives. Many of its current themes can be traced back to questions that have confronted scholars throughout history. The study of behavior, thoughts, and feelings is bolstered by new scientific tools and approaches. As a result the field is expanding in directions that would have been unheard of just a few decades ago, providing us with new insight into the magic of the mind
 
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The engine of reason, the seat of the soul : a philosophical journey into the brain
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-

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The engine of reason, the seat of the soul : a philosophical journey into the brainScientific realism and the plasticity of mindImages of science : essays on realism and empiricism, with a reply from Bas C. van FraassenA neurocomputational perspective : the nature of mind and the structure of scienceOn the contrary : critical essays, 1987-1997The computer and the brainNeurophilosophy at workConnectionism, concepts, and folk psychologyThe Churchlands and their critics