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Touching a Nerve: Our Brains, Our Selves

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What happens when we accept that everything we feel and think stems not from an immaterial spirit but from electrical and chemical activity in our brains? In this thought-provoking narrative--drawn from professional expertise as well as personal life experiences--trailblazing neurophilosopher Patricia S. Churchland grounds the philosophy of mind in the essential ingredients of biology. She reflects with humor on how she came to harmonize science and philosophy, the mind and the brain, abstract ideals and daily life.

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A trailblazing philosopher's exploration of the latest brain science--and its ethical and practical implications.

About the Author

Patricia S. Churchland is a professor emerita of philosophy at the University of California, San Diego. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship for her work in neurophilosophy, she lives in San Diego.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393349443
Author:
Churchland, Patricia Smith
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Churchland, Patricia S.
Subject:
Human Physiology
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Anatomy and Physiology
Publication Date:
20140731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 illustrations
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
20.96 x 13.97 mm

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