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Paul Churchland

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Paul Montgomery Churchland (born October 21, 1942) is a Canadian philosopher known for his studies in neurophilosophy and the philosophy of mind. After earning a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh under Wilfrid Sellars (1969), Churchland rose to the rank of full professor at the University of Manitoba before accepting the Valtz Family Endowed Chair in Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and joint appointments in that institution's Institute for Neural Computation and on its Cognitive Science Faculty. As of February 2017, Churchland is recognised as Professor Emeritus at the UCSD, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Moscow Center for Consciousness Studies of Moscow State University. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Churchland has received more than 306,813 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Paul Churchland is the 1,151st most popular philosopher (down from 1,051st in 2019), the 633rd most popular biography from Canada (down from 437th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Canadian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Paul Churchland ranks 1,151 out of 1,081Before him are Peter Kreeft, Nick Land, James Dunn, Dugald Stewart, Leonard Peikoff, and Yuval Steinitz. After him are Mary Warnock, Baroness Warnock, Christine Korsgaard, Richard Crashaw, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Stephen Walt, and Will Kymlicka.

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Among people born in 1942, Paul Churchland ranks 590Before him are Kenas Aroi, Christine Darden, Harald Norpoth, Judy Sheindlin, Nancy Richey, and Richard Myers. After him are Bob Love, Jejomar Binay, Jon Kyl, Gene Okerlund, Ruben Kun, and John Konrads.

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Among people born in Canada, Paul Churchland ranks 633 out of 1,350Before him are Meghan Ory (1982), Pablo Schreiber (1978), Ruby Keeler (1909), Skip Spence (1946), Steve Yzerman (1965), and Steve Bauer (1959). After him are Gregory Colbert (1960), Viola Myers (1927), George Lyon (1858), Chris Taylor (1950), Stéphane Dion (1955), and Chris Diamantopoulos (1975).


Among philosophers born in Canada, Paul Churchland ranks 10Before him are Ian Hacking (1936), Patricia Churchland (1943), Northrop Frye (1912), G. A. Cohen (1941), Bernard Lonergan (1904), and Leonard Peikoff (1933). After him are Will Kymlicka (1962).