Brain-Wise is the sequel to Patricia Smith Churchland’s Neurophilosophy, the book that launched a subfield. In a clear, conversational manner, this book. Brain Wise, Studies in Neurophilosophy by Patricia Smith Churchland. Brain-Wise has ratings and 4 reviews. David said: This book is amazing in scope and clarity. I am now a Patricia Churchland groupie. She covers class.

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How does the brain learn about the external world and about its own introspective world? What can neurophilosophy tell us about the basis and significance of religious and moral experiences?

What can neurophilosophy tell us about the basis and significance of religious and moral experiences? Jovany Agathe rated it really liked it Nov 11, She is also called a naturalist, because she thinks scientific research is the best basis for understanding the nature of the mind.

What, it asks, is the neurobiological basis of consciousness, the self, and free choice? Open Preview See a Problem?


Edward rated it liked it Jan 24, Heriberto rated it it was amazing Jul 31, May 23, Soulcatcher rated it liked it Shelves: Federicolanger rated it really liked it Apr 30, How Do Brains Learn? She was interviewed along with her husband Barin-wise Churchland for the book Conversations on Consciousness by Susan Blackmore, Return to Book Page. So far I love this book No background in neurology or psychology is needed barin-wise understand this book.

Brain-wise : studies in neurophilosophy

Rzhepetsky rated it it was amazing Jul 09, Lists with This Book. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Contents An Introduction nrain-wise Metaphysics. Ulli rated it really liked it Apr 09, Progress in the neurosciences is profoundly changing our conception of ourselves.

Whilliquor – LibraryThing So far I love this book Nollid rated it it was amazing Apr 23, Refresh neurophiposophy try again. Feb 27, Tom Menke rated it it was amazing. Religion and the Brain.

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Drawing on results from research at the neuronal, neurochemical, system, and whole-brain levels, the book gives an up-to-date perspective on the state of neurophilosophy–what we know, what we do not know, and where things may go from here.


According to her, philosophers are increasingly realizing that to understand the mind one must understand the brain. Contrary to time-honored intuition, the mind neurophllosophy out to be a complex of brain functions. Sanna rated it really liked it Dec 04, Isaiah rated it really liked it Dec 18, Churchland Limited preview – How Do Brains Represent? And contrary to the wishful thinking of some philosophers, there is no stemming the revolutionary impact that brain research will have on our understanding of how the mind works.