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Eliminative materialism and the propositional attitudes
Staying within an objectual interpretation of the quantifiers, perhaps the simplest way to make systematic sense of expressions like ' x believes that P ' and closed sentences formed therefrom is
A Neurocomputational Perspective: The Nature of Mind and the Structure of Science
Part 1 The nature of mind: eliminative materialism and the propositional attitudes - why folk psychology is a theory, why folk psychology might (really) be false, arguments against elimination, the
Scientific realism and the plasticity of mind
Preface 1. Introduction 2. The plasticity of perception 3. The plasticity of understanding 4. Our self-conception and the mind/body problem 5. Sentential epistemologies and the natural science of
The Engine of Reason, The Seat of the Soul: A Philosophical Journey into the Brain
Part 1 The little computer that could - the biological brain: introduction sensory representation - the incredible power of vector vector processing - how it works and why it is essential artificial
Perceptual Plasticity and Theoretical Neutrality: A Reply to Jerry Fodor
The doctrine that the character of our perceptual knowledge is plastic, and can vary substantially with the theories embraced by the perceiver, has been criticized in a recent paper by Fodor. His
Reduction, Qualia, and the Direct Introspection of Brain States
En discutant les arguments recents d'anti-reductionnistes en psychologie, l'A. montre que les approches materialistes et reductionnistes des neurosciences ne sont pas necessairement une menace pour
Plato's Camera: How the Physical Brain Captures a Landscape of Abstract Universals
In Plato's Camera, eminent philosopher Paul Churchland offers a novel account of how the brain constructs a representation -- or "takes a picture" -- of the universe's timeless categorical and
Matter and Consciousness
In Matter and Consciousness, Paul Churchland presents a concise and contemporary overview of the philosophical issues surrounding the mind and explains the main theories and philosophical positions
Matter and Consciousness: A Contemporary Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind
Written mainly with the student and general reader in mind, this book explores the nature of conscious intelligence in a concise and straightforward fashion. It tackles the subject using material