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BS 158 Philosopher Patricia Churchland discusses "Conscience: The Origins of Moral Intuition"

Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

Release Date: 06/28/2019

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Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

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This month marks the return of popular Brain Science guest Dr. Patricia Churchland (BS 55 and BS 81). We talk about her new book, Conscience: The Origins of Moral Intuition. This book is a great combination of up to date neuroscience and critical thinking. It is recommended for listeners of all backgrounds.

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