Patricia Churchland - The Machinery of Mind

In this delightful and fascinating discussion, British philosopher AC Grayling talks to neurophilosopher Patricia Churchland about the history of the philosophical study of mind, starting with the double-edged contributions made to the field by the French philosopher Rene Descartes.

As you might already imagine if you're familiar with her work, Churchland presents the fascinating story behind the mating behavior of prairie voles, as well as the bizarre case of a pedophile whose outrageous behavior seems to have been completely determined by a tumor in his brain. The implications, of course, are nothing short of interesting and important...

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