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The Rightful Place with Patricia Smith Churchland and Mark Churchland

UC San Diego and Stanford University


Patricia Smith Churchland is UC President’s Professor of Philosophy at UC San Diego, focuses on neuroethics and attempts to understand choice, responsibly and the basis of moral norms in terms of brain function, evolution and brain-culture interactions. Her books include Brain-Wise; Neurophilosophy: Toward a Unified Science of the Mind-Brain; and On the Contrary, with husband Paul M. Churchland.

Mark Churchland is the Basic Life Science Research Associate in the Department of Bioengineering at Stanford University. He also is part of the Neural-Prosthetic Systems Laboratory Group of Stanford which is conducting research in the fields of neuroscience and neuroengineering to better understand how the brain controls movement and to design medical systems to assist those with movement disabilities. Mark is the son of Patricia Smith Churchland and Paul M. Churchland.


Books by Patricia Churchland:

Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality Brain-Wise: Studies in Neurophilosophy Neurophilosophy: Toward a Unified Science of the Mind-Brain