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Paul Churchland.

9780521830119

Paul Churchland.

Ed. by Brian L. Keeley.

Cambridge U. Pr.

2006

212 pages

$70.00

Hardcover

Contemporary philosophy in focus

B945

Churchland's career as a philosophical agent provocateur within the disciplines of the mind and science has been marked by his assertions about how defective our common sense about the way we think really is. The eight articles here focus on his work apart from that of his wide and philosophical partner, Patricia Churchland and to his contributions to philosophy as opposed to those in cognitive science. Topics include a brief life of Churchland and his intellectual development, the argument for eliminativism promoted by Churchland, the introspective nature of brain studies, empiricism and state space semantics, connectionism, reduction as a cognitive strategy, consciousness, and Churchland as an unexpected realist.

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