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In Matter and Consciousness, Paul Churchland clearly presents the advantages and disadvantages of such difficult issues in philosophy of mind as behaviorism, reductive materialism, functionalism, and eliminative materialism. This new edition incorporates the striking developments that have taken place in neuroscience, cognitive science, and artificial intelligence and notes their expanding relevance to philosophical issues.

Churchland organizes and clarifies the new theoretical and experimental results of the natural sciences for a wider philosophical audience, observing that this research bears directly on questions concerning the basic elements of cognitive activity and their implementation in real physical systems. (How is it, he asks, that living creatures perform some cognitive tasks so swiftly and easily, where computers do them only badly or not at all?) Most significant for philosophy, Churchland asserts, is the support these results tend to give to the reductive and the eliminative versions of materialism.

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In Matter and Consciousness, Paul Churchland clearly presents the advantages and disadvantages of such difficult issues in philosophy of mind as behaviorism, reductive materialism, functionalism, and eliminative materialism.

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In Matter and Consciousness, Paul Churchland clearly presents the advantages and disadvantages of such difficult issues in philosophy of mind as behaviorism, reductive materialism, functionalism, and eliminative materialism.

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Paul M. Churchland is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego. A Bradford Book.

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Paul M. Churchland is Professor of Philosophy and a member of the Cognitive Science Faculty at the University of California at San Diego.

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ISBN:
9780262530743
Author:
Churchland, Paul M.
Publisher:
MIT Press (MA)
Author:
Churchland, Paul M.
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Neurology
Subject:
Mind & Body
Subject:
Cognitive Psychology
Subject:
Intellect
Subject:
Humanism
Subject:
Artificial Intelligence
Subject:
Cognition
Subject:
Consciousness
Subject:
Philosophy of mind
Subject:
Movements - Humanism
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
revised edition
Series:
Matter and Consciousness
Series Volume:
3. seri, no. 2
Publication Date:
19880131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
198
Dimensions:
8.9 x 5.7 x 0.5 in

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Product details 198 pages Bradford Book - English 9780262530743 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In Matter and Consciousness, Paul Churchland clearly presents the advantages and disadvantages of such difficult issues in philosophy of mind as behaviorism, reductive materialism, functionalism, and eliminative materialism.
"Synopsis" by , In Matter and Consciousness, Paul Churchland clearly presents the advantages and disadvantages of such difficult issues in philosophy of mind as behaviorism, reductive materialism, functionalism, and eliminative materialism.
"Synopsis" by , Paul M. Churchland is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego. A Bradford Book.
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