The Self as the Brain According to Paul Churchland


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What school of thought is the belief that nothing but matter exists?

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1. What school of thought asserts that the mind and body are separate?

2. What does eliminative materialsim argue concerning folk psychology?

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Paul Churchland is a contemporary philosopher notable for his theories regarding the mind and the brain, and specifically their relationship to the self. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of Churchland's specific views on the self as the brain. Some things you'll be assessed on include relevant philosophical ideas, identifying what these ideas have to say about relevant issues, and what Churchland would agree with.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Identifying the philosophy that says nothing but matter exists
  • Identifying the philosophy that says the mind and body are separate
  • Identifying what eliminative materialism argues regarding folk psychology
  • Identifying what Churchland would agree with
  • Identifying what Churchland would disagree with

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Churchland's views on the self and the brain
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Churchland's works, philosophical views, and relevant philosophical ideas
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Churchland's philosophy of the mind and brain, and interpret it in relation to idea of the self

Additional Learning

There is a related lesson called The Self as the Brain to Paul Churchland. The lesson reviews more information about Paul Churchland's philosophical views. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Dualism
  • Materialism
  • Arguments for Churchland's views