Churchland, Patricia
 
 
(b. 1943- Ph.D. Philosophy, Oxford, 1969). According to Churchland, the best way to address issues in the philosophy of mind is through the empirical study of the brain.
 

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Churchland began her academic career at the University of Manitoba, first as assistant professor, and then as associate and full professor (1969-1984). In 1984, she became Professor of Philosophy at UC, San Diego, where she has been ever since. From early on, Churchland has specialized in the philosophy of mind, of science, and especially of neuroscience, in which latter field she has become most noted for her book, Neurophilosophy (1986). According to Churchland, the best way to address issues in the philosophy of mind is through the empirical study of the brain. To that end, she has collaborated in empirical work, in particular with T. Sejnowski, with whom she authored The Computational Brain (1992).
 
 
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