Patricia Churchland

1943 - Today

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Patricia Smith Churchland (born 16 July 1943) is a Canadian-American analytic philosopher noted for her contributions to neurophilosophy and the philosophy of mind. She is UC President's Professor of Philosophy Emerita at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), where she has taught since 1984. She has also held an adjunct professorship at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies since 1989. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Patricia Churchland has received more than 210,150 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Patricia Churchland is the 982nd most popular philosopher (down from 955th in 2019), the 279th most popular biography from Canada (up from 313th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Canadian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Patricia Churchland ranks 982 out of 1,089Before her are Gómez Pereira, Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, Allan Bloom, Hubert Dreyfus, Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, and Mary Daly. After her are Ion Dragoumis, Ramananda, Ivan Kireyevsky, Rémi Brague, Sir William Hamilton, 9th Baronet, and Martin Lings.

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Among people born in 1943, Patricia Churchland ranks 335Before her are Angelo Anquilletti, Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Louly, Éva Marton, Gil Amelio, Hugh Thompson Jr., and František Veselý. After her are Crescenzio Sepe, Eberhard Vogel, Kuniwo Nakamura, Bert Jansch, Theodor Stolojan, and Erika Steinbach.

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Among people born in Canada, Patricia Churchland ranks 279 out of 1,130Before her are Buffy Sainte-Marie (1941), Kim Campbell (1947), Gordon Lightfoot (1938), Geddy Lee (1953), David Suzuki (1936), and Georges Vézina (1887). After her are Bob Ezrin (1949), Victor Jory (1902), Robertson Davies (1913), Grant Allen (1848), Édouard Gagnon (1918), and Gordon Thomson (1945).


Among philosophers born in Canada, Patricia Churchland ranks 8Before her are Charles Taylor (1931), Ian Stevenson (1918), Ian Hacking (1936), Northrop Frye (1912), G. A. Cohen (1941), and Bernard Lonergan (1904). After her are Paul Churchland (1942), Leonard Peikoff (1933), and Will Kymlicka (1962).