“How Important is the Brain to the Great Philosophical Questions?” with guest Patricia Churchland

Episode 143

To listen to the podcast via iTunes, click here.
For a transcript of this episode, click here.

Are the brain and mind really different things? If not, is there free will? Where does conscience come from? Is altruism a myth?  These are question in neurophilosophy, research that uses the modern science of the brain to explore philosophical dilemmas. Join host Jack Russell Weinstein and his guest Patrician Churchland, the founder of nuerophilosophy, as they explore the boundaries between philosophy and cognitive science.

Patricia Churchland is University of California President’s Professor of Philosophy Emerita at the University of California, San Diego, where she has taught since 1984. She is the author of six books, including most recently, Conscience: The Origins of Moral Intuition.

To subscribe in another app or platform, copy and paste the following RSS feed into your program:

Follow us on our social Networks

Want more philosophy?

Listen to Philosophical Currents, a philosopher’s take on this month’s biggest news stories.

Join Ashley Thornberg as she interviews Why? Radio’s host Jack Russell Weinstein for a philosopher’s look a the news, cultural trends, and controversies everyone is talking about. No arguments, just good humored and trustworthy conversation from two people who like and respect one another. .

Leave a Reply