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Paperback | $44.00 Text | £30.95 | ISBN: 9780262530859 | 560 pp. | 6 x 9 in | September 1989


Toward a Unified Science of the Mind-Brain


Neurophilosophy is a rich interdisciplinary study of the prospects for a unified cognitive neurobiology. Contemporary research in the empirical neurosciences, and recent research in the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of science, are used to illuminate fundamental questions concerning the relation between abstract cognitive theory and substantive neuroscience.

Patricia Smith Churchland is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego. A Bradford Book.

About the Author

Patricia Smith Churchland is UC President’s Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego, and Adjunct Professor at the Salk Institute.


"Churchland writes with the authority of an insider."
- Philip Kitcher, Nature

"Churchland's approach is... refreshing, and it is well carried out .... I am going to use Neurophilosophy as the textbook in my graduate course in cognitive neuropsychology. For anyone interested in the 'real' CNS, this volume is by far the best that has come out of cognitive science."
- Karl H. Pribram, Contemporary Psycholoqy

"Neurophilosophy is a pioneering work. As our understanding of the brain develops, philosophers will need to know more about the function of its parts, while neuroscientists will increasingly confront philosophical issues. This perceptive, lively and informative book combines both approaches in ail up to date and very readable manner. "
- F.H.C. Crick, The Salk Institute


Honorable Mention in the category of Psychology in the 1986 Professional/Scholarly Publishing Annual Awards Competition presented by the Association of American Publishers, Inc.