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  1. Matter and Consciousness.Paul M. Churchland - 1984 - MIT Press.
    The Mind-Body Problem Questions: What is the mind? What is its connection to the body? Most basic division of answers: Dualist and Materialist (or Physicalist) responses.
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  2. A Neurocomputational Perspective: The Nature of Mind and the Structure of Science.Paul M. Churchland - 1989 - MIT Press.
    A Neurocomputationial Perspective illustrates the fertility of the concepts and data drawn from the study of the brain and of artificial networks that model the...
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  3. Scientific Realism and the Plasticity of Mind.Paul M. Churchland - 1979 - Cambridge University Press.
  4. Eliminative Materialism and the Propositional Attitudes.Paul Churchland - 1981 - Journal of Philosophy 78 (February):67-90.
    This article describes a theory of the computations underlying the selection of coordinated motion patterns, especially in reaching tasks. The central idea is that when a spatial target is selected as an object to be reached, stored postures are evaluated for the contributions they can make to the task. Weights are assigned to the stored postures, and a single target posture is found by taking a weighted sum of the stored postures. Movement is achieved by reducing the distance between the (...)
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  5. Reduction, Qualia and the Direct Introspection of Brain States.Paul M. Churchland - 1985 - Journal of Philosophy 82 (January):8-28.
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    Eliminative Materialism and Propositional Attitudes.Paul M. Churchland - 1981 - Journal of Philosophy 78 (2):67-90.
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    A Neurocomputational Perspective: The Nature of Mind and the Structure of Science.Lynne Rudder Baker & Paul M. Churchland - 1992 - Philosophical Review 101 (4):906.
  8. Eliminative Materialism and the Propositional Attitudes.Paul Churchland - 2003 - In John Heil (ed.), Philosophy of Mind: A Guide and Anthology. Oxford University Press.
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    The Engine of Reason, the Seat of the Soul: A Philosophical Journey Into the Brain.Paul M. Churchland - 1995 - MIT Press.
    For the uninitiated, there are two major tendencies in the modeling of human cognition. The older, tradtional school believes, in essence, that full human cognition can be modeled by dividing the world up into distinct entities -- called __symbol s__-- such as “dog”, “cat”, “run”, “bite”, “happy”, “tumbleweed”, and so on, and then manipulating this vast set of symbols by a very complex and very subtle set of rules. The opposing school claims that this system, while it might be good (...)
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  10. Perceptual Plasticity and Theoretical Neutrality: A Reply to Jerry Fodor.Paul M. Churchland - 1988 - Philosophy of Science 55 (June):167-87.
    The doctrine that the character of our perceptual knowledge is plastic, and can vary substantially with the theories embraced by the perceiver, has been criticized in a recent paper by Fodor. His arguments are based on certain experimental facts and theoretical approaches in cognitive psychology. My aim in this paper is threefold: to show that Fodor's views on the impenetrability of perceptual processing do not secure a theory-neutral foundation for knowledge; to show that his views on impenetrability are almost certainly (...)
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    Plato's Camera: How the Physical Brain Captures a Landscape of Abstract Universals.Paul M. Churchland - 2012 - MIT Press.
    In _ Plato's Camera_, eminent philosopher Paul Churchland offers a novel account of how the brain constructs a representation -- or "takes a picture" -- of the universe's timeless categorical and dynamical structure. This construction process, which begins at birth, yields the enduring background conceptual framework with which we will interpret our sensory experience for the rest of our lives. But, as even Plato knew, to make singular perceptual judgments requires that we possess an antecedent framework of abstract categories to (...)
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  12. Functionalism, Qualia and Intentionality.Paul M. Churchland & Patricia Smith Churchland - 1981 - Philosophical Topics 12 (1):121-145.
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    Matter and Consciousness.Paul M. Churchland - 1985 - MIT Press.
    In _Matter and Consciousness_, Paul Churchland presents a concise and contemporary overview of the philosophical issues surrounding the mind and explains the main theories and philosophical positions that have been proposed to solve them. Making the case for the relevance of theoretical and experimental results in neuroscience, cognitive science, and artificial intelligence for the philosophy of mind, Churchland reviews current developments in the cognitive sciences and offers a clear and accessible account of the connections to philosophy of mind. For this (...)
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  14. Folk Psychology and the Explanation of Human Behavior.Paul M. Churchland - 1988 - Philosophical Perspectives 3:225-241.
  15. Neurophilosophy at Work.Paul Churchland - 2007 - Cambridge University Press.
    Churchland explores the unfolding impact of the several empirical sciences of the mind, especially cognitive neurobiology and computational neuroscience on a variety of traditional issues central to the discipline of philosophy. Representing Churchland's most recent research, they continue his research program, launched over thirty years ago which has evolved into the field of neurophilosophy. Topics such as the nature of Consciousness, the nature of cognition and intelligence, the nature of moral knowledge and moral reasoning, neurosemantics or world-representation in the brain, (...)
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  16. Intertheoretic Reduction: A Neuroscientist's Field Guide.Paul M. Churchland & Patricia S. Churchland - 1992 - In Y. Christen & P. S. Churchland (eds.), Neurophilosophy and Alzheimer's Disease. Cambridge: Springer Verlag. pp. 18--29.
  17. Functionalism at Forty: A Critical Retrospective.Thomas Hofweber & Paul M. Churchland - 2005 - Journal of Philosophy 102 (1):33 - 50.
  18. Some Reductive Strategies in Cognitive Neurobiology.Paul M. Churchland - 1986 - Mind 95 (July):279-309.
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    Folk Psychology and the Explanation of Human Behaviour.Paul Churchland & John Haldane - 1988 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 62 (1):209-254.
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    Plato's Camera: How the Physical Brain Captures a Landscape of Abstract Universals.Paul M. Churchland - 2013 - MIT Press.
    In _ Plato's Camera_, eminent philosopher Paul Churchland offers a novel account of how the brain constructs a representation -- or "takes a picture" -- of the universe's timeless categorical and dynamical structure. This construction process, which begins at birth, yields the enduring background conceptual framework with which we will interpret our sensory experience for the rest of our lives. But, as even Plato knew, to make singular perceptual judgments requires that we possess an antecedent framework of abstract categories to (...)
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  21. Stalking the Wild Epistemic Engine.Paul M. Churchland & Patricia S. Churchland - 1983 - Noûs 17 (1):5-18.
  22. Could a Machine Think?Paul M. Churchland & Patricia S. Churchland - 1990 - Scientific American 262 (1):32-37.
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    Neurophilosophy at Work.Paul Churchland - 2009 - Analysis 69 (1):176-178.
    This is a collection of Paul Churchland's recent essays which have in common an overarching research programme aimed at identifying the scope and the importance of the contributions that neuroscience has made and will make to philosophy of mind, moral philosophy, epistemology and metaphysics. The general structure of many of the essays included in the collection is as follows: there is a long-standing problem in the philosophical literature which has escaped not only a convincing solution but also a straightforward analysis (...)
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  24. Scientific Realism and the Plasticity of Mind.Paul M. Churchland - 1986 - Cambridge University Press.
    A study in the philosophy of science, proposing a strong form of the doctrine of scientific realism' and developing its implications for issues in the philosophy of mind.
     
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    On the Contrary: Critical Essays, 1987-1997.Paul M. Churchland & Patricia S. Churchland - 1998 - Cambridge: MIT Press.
    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...
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  26. The Engine of Reason, the Seat of the Soul: A Philosophical Journey Into the Brain.Paul M. Churchland - 1996 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 47 (4):633-635.
     
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  27. On the Reality (and Diversity) of Objective Colors: How Color‐Qualia Space is a Map of Reflectance‐Profile Space.Paul Churchland - 2007 - Philosophy of Science 74 (2):119-149.
    How, if at all, does the internal structure of human phenomenological color space map onto the internal structure of objective reflectance‐profile space, in such a fashion as to provide a useful and accurate representation of that objective feature space? A prominent argument (due to Hardin, among others) proposes to eliminate colors as real, objective properties of objects, on grounds that nothing in the external world (and especially not surface‐reflectance‐profiles) answers to the well‐known and quite determinate internal structure of human phenomenological (...)
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  28. Chimerical Colors: Some Phenomenological Predictions From Cognitive Neuroscience.Paul Churchland - 2005 - Philosophical Psychology 18 (5):527-560.
    The Hurvich-Jameson (H-J) opponent-process network offers a familiar account of the empirical structure of the phenomenological color space for humans, an account with a number of predictive and explanatory virtues. Its successes form the bulk of the existing reasons for suggesting a strict identity between our various color sensations on the one hand, and our various coding vectors across the color-opponent neurons in our primary visual pathways on the other. But anti-reductionists standardly complain that the systematic parallels discovered by the (...)
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  29. The Logical Character of Action-Explanations.Paul M. Churchland - 1970 - Philosophical Review 79 (2):214-236.
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    The Engine of Reason, the Seat of Soul: A Philosophical Journey Into the Brain.Paul M. Churchland - 1998 - Philosophical and Phenomenological Research 58 (4):885-892.
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  31. Knowing Qualia: A Reply to Jackson.Paul M. Churchland - 1989 - In Yujin Nagasawa, Peter Ludlow & Daniel Stoljar (eds.), A Neurocomputational Perspective. MIT Press. pp. 163--178.
  32. Scientific Realism and the Plasticity of Mind.Paul M. Churchland - 1980 - Philosophy 55 (212):273-275.
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  33. Scientific Realism and the Plasticity of Mind.Paul M. Churchland - 1981 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 43 (2):397-397.
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    Functionalism at Forty.Paul M. Churchland - 2005 - Journal of Philosophy 102 (1):33 - 50.
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  35. Conceptual Similarity Across Sensory and Neural Diversity: The Fodor/Lepore Challenge Answered.Paul M. Churchland - 1998 - Journal of Philosophy 95 (1):5-32.
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    Conceptual Similarity Across Sensory and Neural Diversity: The Fodor/Lepore Challenge Answered.Paul M. Churchland - 1998 - Journal of Philosophy 95 (1):5.
  37. Matter and Consciousness: A Contemporary Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind.Paul M. Churchland - 1985 - Mind 94 (374):306-307.
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  38. The Rediscovery of Light.Paul M. Churchland - 1996 - Journal of Philosophy 93 (5):211-28.
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    On the Nature of Theories: A Neurocomputational Perspective.Paul M. Churchland - 1989 - Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science 14:59--101.
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    Cognitive Neurobiology: A Computational Hypothesis for Laminar Cortex. [REVIEW]Paul M. Churchland - 1986 - Biology and Philosophy 1 (1):25-51.
    This paper outlines the functional capacities of a novel scheme for cognitive representation and computation, and it explores the possible implementation of this scheme in the massively parallel organization of the empirical brain. The suggestion is that the brain represents reality by means of positions in suitably constitutes phase spaces; and the brain performs computations on these representations by means of coordinate transformations from one phase space to another. This scheme may be implemented in the brain in two distinct forms: (...)
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    The Rediscovery of Light.Paul M. Churchland - 1996 - Journal of Philosophy 93 (5):211.
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    Cleansing Science.Paul M. Churchland - 2005 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 48 (5):464 – 477.
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    Content: Semantic and Information-Theoretic.Paul M. Churchland & Patricia S. Churchland - 1983 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 6 (1):67-68.
  44. The Evolving Fortunes of Eliminative Materialism.Paul M. Churchland - 2007 - In Brian P. McLaughlin & Jonathan D. Cohen (eds.), Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Mind. Blackwell.
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    Is 'Thinker' a Natural Kind?Paul M. Churchland - 1982 - Dialogue 21 (2):223-38.
    Functionalism in the philosophy of mind is here criticized from the perspective of a more naturalistic and less compromising form of materialism. Parallels are explored between the problem of cognitive activity and the somewhat more settled problem of vital activity. The lessons drawn suggest that functionalism in the philosophy of mind may be both counterproductive as a research strategy, and false as a substantive position.
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  46. Recent Work on Consciousness: Philosophical, Theoretical, and Empirical.Paul M. Churchland & Patricia S. Churchland - 2003 - In Naoyuki Osaka (ed.), Neural Basis of Consciousness. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. pp. 49--123.
  47. Folk Psychology and the Explanation of Human Behaviour.Paul Churchland & John Haldane - 1988 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volumes( 62:209-254.
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    Internal States and Cognitive Theories.Patricia Smith Churchland & Paul M. Churchland - 1978 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 1 (4):565-566.
  49. Evaluating Our Self Conception.Paul M. Churchland - 1993 - Mind and Language 8 (2):211-22.
  50. The Neural Representation of the Social World.Paul M. Churchland - 1998 - In The Digital Phoenix. Cambridge: Blackwell.
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