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Touching a nerve : the self as brain

Author: Patricia Smith Churchland
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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? 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.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Smith Churchland
ISBN: 9780393058321 0393058328
OCLC Number: 829446052
Description: 304 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Me, myself, and my brain --
Soul searching --
My heavens --
The brains behind morality --
Aggression and sex --
Such a lovely war --
Free will, habits, and self-control --
Hidden cognition --
The conscious life examined --
Epilogue : Balancing act.
Responsibility: Patricia S. Churchland.


A trailblazing philosopher's exploration of the latest brain science-and its ethical and practical implications.  Read more...


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"Marvelous...A trustworthy guide, [Churchland] gives comfort not by simplifying the research but by asking the right questions." -- Jascha Hoffman - New York Times "Patricia Churchland may be the Read more...

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