Neurophilosophy and Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Yves Christen
  • Patricia S. Churchland
Conference proceedings

Part of the Research and Perspectives in Alzheimer’s Disease book series (ALZHEIMER)

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About these proceedings


Any mention of the relationship, still poorly understood, between body (or brain) and mind invariably invokes the name of Descartes, who is often thought of as the father of modern philosophy and perhaps of neurophilosophy. Although a native of the heart of France (the region around Tours), Rene Descartes travelled widely, as everyone knows, especially to Holland and Sweden. It should come as no surprise, that the Congress of Neurophilosophy and Alzheimer's Disease was the first in the series of Fondation Ipsen Colloques Medecine et Recherche to be held outside France. The meeting was held in San Diego (California) on January 11, 1991. This venue was chosen for a number of reasons. The University of California San Diego is without doubt one of the most dynamic universities today. A good number of friends of the Fondation Ipsen who have taken part as speakers in previous conferences are based there. Patricia Churchland, whose publications have helped "launch" the term "neurophilosophy", also teaches there. The choice of this particular venue gave us the welcome opportunity of benefiting directly during the conference from the participation of many eminent (including some Nobel Prize-winning) scientists, including biochemists, neuro­ scientists and "alzheimerologist", psychologists, cognitive science specialists and philosophers.


Alzheimer's disease Alzheimersche Krankheit Alzheimer´s disease Cognitive Neuroscience Demenz Gehirn brain cortex dementia neuroscience research time

Editors and affiliations

  • Yves Christen
    • 1
  • Patricia S. Churchland
    • 2
  1. 1.Fondation IPSEN pour la Recherche ThérapeutiqueParis CedexFrance
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of CaliforniaLa JollaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-46761-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-46759-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0945-6066
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