Patricia Smith Churchland (* 16. July 1943) is Canadian philosophies. She is the wife of the philosopher Paul Churchland and works predominantly in the ranges philosophy of the spirit and neuro philosophy.
She teaches at the University OF California, San Diego since 1984. Churchland studied Columbia and the University OF Pittsburgh at the University OF British and taught philosophy at the University OF Manitoba from 1969 to 1984.
Patricia Churchland is as a representative of the eliminativen materialism admits become. Eliminative materialists consider everyday life-psychological terms like „faith “or „to feelings “incoherent. Such terms are not compatible with the neuroscientific realizations. Besides they could be replaced by a neuroscientific terminology.
The Churchlands argues for the eliminativen materialism also by means of analogies from science history. One had to state in the course of the scientific Fortschitts that there is not certain Entitäten simply (for instance witches or Phlogiston). In the course of the neuroscientific progress one must state that there are also no mental conditions, but only neural conditions.
Most philosophers are unbeeindruckt of such arguments quite and consider the position of the Churchlands implausible, if not even contradictory.
- Neurophilosophy: Toward A Unified Science OF the Mind Brain (WITH press, 1986). ISBN 0262530856
- The Computational Brain, with T. J. Sejnowski (WITH press, 1992). ISBN 0262531208
- The Mind Brain Continuum, OD. by R. R. Llinas & P. S. Churchland (WITH press, 1996). ISBN 0262121980
- on the Contrary, with Paul M. Churchland (WITH press, 1998). ISBN 0262531658
- Brain meadow: studies in neurophilosopy (WITH press, 2002), ISBN 0262033011 or ISBN 026253200X.
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- Patricia S. Churchland's homepage (English.)
- Entry “Patricia Churchland” in the Dictionary OF the Philosophy OF Mind (English.)
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|DATE OF BIRTH||16. July 1943|
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