Patricia S. Churchland

Patricia Churchland
Patricia S. Churchland
Philosopher and Neuroscientist; Author, Conscience: The Origins of Moral Intuition

For decades PATRICIA S. CHURCHLAND has contributed to the fields of philosophy of neuroscience, philosophy of the mind, and neuroethics. Her research has centered on the interface between neuroscience and philosophy, with a current focus on the association of morality and the social brain. A professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of California, San Diego, and adjunct professor at the Salk Institute, she holds degrees from Oxford University, the University of Pittsburg, and the University of British Columbia. She has been awarded the MacArthur Prize, The Rossi Prize for Neuroscience, and the Prose Prize for Science.

Churchland has authored multiple pioneering books, her most recent being Conscience: The Origins of Moral Intuition. She has served as president of the American Philosophical Association and the Society for Philosophy and Psychology.