Patricia Churchland

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To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.
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Patricia Churchland (born 16 July 1943) is a Canadian-American philosopher.


  • Although many philosophers used to dismiss the relevance of neuroscience on grounds that what mattered was “the software, not the hardware”, increasingly philosophers have come to recognize that understanding how the brain works is essential to understanding the mind.


  • Conscious awareness is what a certain complexity of neuronal firings feels like in much the same way that temperature is the subejctive experience of molecular motion.
    • paraphrased

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