Paul and Patricia Churchland

Neurophilosophy and Eliminative Materialism
  • Andrea Eugenio Cavanna
  • Andrea Nani
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Abstract

Paul Churchland (born on 21 October 1942 in Vancouver, Canada) and Patricia Smith Churchland (born on 16 July 1943 in Oliver, British Columbia, Canada) are Canadian-American philosophers whose work has focused on integrating the disciplines of philosophy of mind and neuroscience in a new approach that has been called neurophilosophy. They are also central figures in the philosophical stance known as eliminative materialism.

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Combustion Folk Emerita 

References

  1. Churchland PS (2002) Brain-wise: studies in neurophilosophy. MIT Press, Cambridge, MAGoogle Scholar
  2. Churchland PS (2011) Braintrust: what neuroscience tells us about morality. Princeton University Press, PrincetonGoogle Scholar
  3. Churchland PM (2012) Plato’s camera: how the physical brain captures a landscape of abstract universals. MIT Press, Cambridge, MAGoogle Scholar
  4. Churchland PM (2013) Matter and consciousness, 3rd edn. MIT Press, Cambridge, MAGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Eugenio Cavanna
    • 1
  • Andrea Nani
    • 2
  1. 1.Michael Trimble Neuropsychiatry Research GroupBSMHFT and University of Birmingham Aston UniversityBirminghamUK
  2. 2.Michael Trimble Neuropsychiatry Research GroupBSMHFT and University of BirminghamBirminghamUK

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