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Patricia Churchland is a neurophilosopher that have a fancy way of saying she studies new brain science, old philosophical questions, and how they shed light on each other. For years, she’s been bothered by one question in particular how did humans come to feel empathy and other moral intuitions? What’s the origin of that nagging little voice that we call our conscience?

With her book Conscience, she tells that humans feel moral intuitions because of how our brains developed over the course of evolution.Conscience to her is not a set of absolute moral truths, but a set of community norms that evolved because they were useful “Tell the truth” and “keep your promises.A number of philosophers complain that she’s not doing proper philosophy. Other critics accuse her of scientism which is when you overvalue science to the point that you see it as the only real source of knowledge. But the only thing that Patricia churchland do is to show other people that brain is more than anything that we do. To understand the mind, we must understand the brain.

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