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Neurophilosophy: the expression is based on an influential book by Patricia Churchland (P. Churchland, Neurophilosophy - Toward a Unified Science of Mind-Brain, 1986). It describes approaches to explain the relationship between neurophysiological processes and mental states and phenomena. See also psychology, mind body problem, folk psychology.

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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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Neurophilosophy/Churchland thesis: Neuroscience can reveal the mechanisms underlying psychological functions.
I emphasize the empirical character. These are not problems of conceptual analysis.
Reduction is the most promising strategy.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Churla I
Paul M. Churchland
Matter and Consciousness Cambridge 2013

Churli I
Patricia S. Churchland
Touching a Nerve: Our Brains, Our Brains New York 2014

Churli II
Patricia S. Churchland
"Can Neurobiology Teach Us Anything about Consciousness?" in: The Nature of Consciousness: Philosophical Debates ed. Block, Flanagan, Güzeldere pp. 127-140
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Bewusstein, Thomas Metzinger, Paderborn/München/Wien/Zürich 1996


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