Paul Montgomery Churchland- A Canadian Philosopher
Paul Montgomery Churchland is also known as Paul Churchland was born on October 21, 1942. He was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Churchland is especially known for his studies in neurophilosophy and the philosophy of mind. He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts in 1964.
Churchland was a lecturer at the University of Toronto from 1967–69. He also had a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1969 with Wilfrid Sellars as his advisor. And hold the rank of a full-time professor at the University of Manitoba. He is also a recognized professor at the UCSD, and also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Moscow Center for Consciousness Studies of Moscow State University.
Presently, Churchland’s research focuses on epistemology, perception, philosophy of cognitive science, philosophy of mind, philosophy of neuroscience, and philosophy of science.
Churchland married to a philosopher named Patricia Churchland. The two married after Patricia completed her B.Phil at Oxford University They have two children, Mark Churchland and Anne Churchland. Both of them are neuroscientists.
Some Of Churchland’s Popular Books Include:
Scientific Realism and the Plasticity of Mind (1986)
The Nature of Mind and the Structure of Science (1992)
On the Contrary: Critical Essays, 1987-1997 (1999)
Neurophilosophy at Work (2007)
Matter and Consciousness (2013)
Plato’s Camera: How the Physical Brain Captures a Landscape of Abstract Universals (2013)
Churchland’s Essays Include:
Eliminative Materialism and the Propositional Attitudes
Functionalism, Qualia, and Intentionality
Reduction, Qualia and Direct Introspection of Brain States
Some Reductive Strategies in Cognitive Neurobiology
Folk Psychology and the Explanation of Human Behavior
On the Nature of Theories: A Neurocomputational Perspective
Intertheoretic Reduction: A Neuroscientist’s Field Guide –– Seminars in Neuroscience. 2. (1991)
The Neural Representation of Social Reality –– Mind and Morals (1995)