Paul and Patricia Churchland
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.
KeywordsConscious Experience Brain Process Folk Psychology Mental Phenomenon Philosophical Stance
- Churchland PS (2002) Brain-wise: studies in neurophilosophy. MIT Press, Cambridge, MAGoogle Scholar
- Churchland PS (2011) Braintrust: what neuroscience tells us about morality. Princeton University Press, PrincetonGoogle Scholar
- Churchland PM (2012) Plato’s camera: how the physical brain captures a landscape of abstract universals. MIT Press, Cambridge, MAGoogle Scholar
- Churchland PM (2013) Matter and consciousness, 3rd edn. MIT Press, Cambridge, MAGoogle Scholar