On the Contrary

On the Contrary

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Paul M. and Patricia S. Churchland are towering figures in the fields of philosophy, neuroscience, and consciousness. This collection was prepared in the belief that the most useful and revealing of anyone's writings are often those shorter essays penned in conflict with or criticism of one's professional colleagues. The essays present the Churchlands' critical responses to a variety of philosophical positions advanced by some two dozen philosophical theorists. The book is divided into three parts: part I, Folk Psychology and Eliminative Materialism; part II, Meaning, Qualia, and Emotion: The Several Dimensions of Consciousness; and part III, the Philosophy of Science. V. S. Ramachandran and Rick Grush are coauthors on two of the essays.Critical Essays, 1987-1997 Paul M. Churchland, Patricia Smith Churchland ... The eighteen short essays here collected were all written as critical responses to a variety of philosophical positions advanced by some two dozen distinguishedanbsp;...


Title:On the Contrary
Author:Paul M. Churchland, Patricia Smith Churchland
Publisher:MIT Press - 1998
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