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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.

Keywords

Conscious Experience Brain Process Folk Psychology Mental Phenomenon Philosophical Stance 
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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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