• Churchland Controversy

  • Near-Death Experiences and Neuroscience
  • By: David Christopher Lane
  • Narrated by: Steve Rausch
  • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
  • 3.2 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This book explores the philosophical work of Patricia Churchland and her groundbreaking studies in neurophilosophy, a field she helped to create. Includes a critical analysis of her latest work on near-death experiences and some of her controversial findings. Also included is a special interview conducted by Professor Meredith Doran dating back to 1990 which details Churchland's work on consciousness and the brain. Discusses whether NDEs are part and parcel of the brain or something trans-neurological.

©2016 David Christopher Lane (P)2016 David Christopher Lane

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discombobulated

This constituted a discombobulated attempt by a reductionist (Lane) to defend another reductionist (Churchland) in a squabble she had with a podcaster during an interview. All in all, both the podcaster AND Churchland do not end up looking very good after all the facts are in. EG Churchland who first (mis)quotes a study, then backtracks claiming she was referencing a second study BUT she paraphrases the first one. Gibberish.

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Not Interesting

What would have made Churchland Controversy better?

The content is weak.

What could David Christopher Lane have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

He is fine, it's the content. It's mundane, with a heavy liberal slant and bias. Boring. Predictable.

Any additional comments?

Premise: "Be tolerant, but only if you think like me. If you don't you aren't tolerant." Yawn.