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By Brian L. Keeley

Paul Churchland has been seen as a provocative, debatable thinker of brain and technological know-how for over 3 many years. This assortment deals an creation to his paintings in addition to a critique of a few of his most famed philosophical positions, and comprises contributions through tested in addition to promising younger philosophers. it really is meant to enrich the growing to be literature on Churchland, targeting his contributions in isolation from these of his spouse and philosophical accomplice, Patricia Churchland, and his contributions to philosophy as distinquished from these he made to cognitive technology.

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