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  • Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain | Patricia S. Churchland

    Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Patricia S. Churchland
    • Narrated By Karen Saltus
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    What happens when we accept that everything we feel and think stems not from an immaterial spirit but from electrical and chemical activity in our brains? In this thought-provoking narrative - drawn from professional expertise as well as personal life experiences - trailblazing neurophilosopher Patricia S. Churchland grounds the philosophy of mind in the essential ingredients of biology. She reflects with humor on how she came to harmonize science and philosophy, the mind and the brain, abstract ideals and daily life.

    Douglas says: "Joining The Ranks..."
  • Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality | Patricia S. Churchland

    Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Patricia S. Churchland
    • Narrated By Catherine Dyer
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    What is morality? Where does it come from? And why do most of us heed its call most of the time? In Braintrust, neurophilosophy pioneer Patricia Churchland argues that morality originates in the biology of the brain. She describes the "neurobiological platform of bonding" that, modified by evolutionary pressures and cultural values, has led to human styles of moral behavior. The result is a provocative genealogy of morals that asks us to reevaluate the priority given to religion, absolute rules, and pure reason in accounting for the basis of morality.

    Douglas says: "As The Decade Of The Brain Stretches..."
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