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This is a longish and breezy discussion from Patricia Smith Churchland, one of the foremost thinkers on neurophilosophy in our time. There's not so much discussion of moral motivation as you might expect, but it doesn't matter. She talks about her influences and the factors that led her down the path she eventually followed. Great stuff. "We can see the old guard is still doing good old-fashioned word-meaning analysis. The younger people are interested in the overlap. They want to know how neuroscience is affecting how we understand the nature of thought, the nature of having a self, the nature of making decisions." The text is a transcript of the video (in which you can still hear traces of her Manitoba accent).

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