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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 isExpand
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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, theExpand
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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 ofExpand
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A neurocomputational perspective
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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 artificialExpand
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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 pourExpand
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Perceptual Plasticity and Theoretical Neutrality: A Reply to Jerry Fodor
  • P. Churchland
  • Philosophy, Psychology
  • Philosophy of Science
  • 1 June 1988
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. HisExpand
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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 andExpand
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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 positionsExpand
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Some reductive Strategies in Cognitive Neurobiology
  • P. Churchland
  • Philosophy, Psychology
  • The Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence
  • 1 July 1986
A powerful conception of representation and computation — drawn from recent work in the neurosciences — is here outlined. Expand
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