October 11, 2013 – Who Are We?

My guest on this program is Patricia Churchland, author most recently of Touching a Nerve: The Self As Brain. She is a professor emerita of philosophy at the University of California, San Diego, and recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship for her pioneering work in neurophilosophy. She has written many books (some listed below), and her work explores the impact of scientific developments on our understanding of consciousness, the self, free will, decision making, ethics, learning, and religion; and issues concerning the neurobiological basis of consciousness, the self, and free will.

Books:

Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality
Brainwise: Studies in Neurophilosophy
The Mind-Brain Continuum