Aspects of Life of Paul Churchland
Paul Churchland (born 1942) is a Canadian philosopher and author. He is currently the Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego. His research focuses on epistemology, perception, philosophy of cognitive science, philosophy of mind, philosophy of neuroscience, and philosophy of science.
In 1966 he was appointed instructor at University of Pittsburg. From 1967 to 1969 he was a lecturer at University of Toronto. Between 1969 and 1974 he served as an assistant professor, University of Manitoba. During 1974-1979 he worked as an associate professor, and in 1979-1984 be held the post of professor. During 1982-1983 he was a member of Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ. From 1984 Mr. Churchland worked as a professor, University of California, San Diego. There, he served as Department Chair from 1986-1990. As of this February 2017, Paul Churchland is recognised as Professor Emeritus at the University of California, San Diego, where he earlier held the Valtz Family Endowed Chair in Philosophy (through 2011), and continues to appear as a philosophy faculty member on the UCSD Interdisciplinary Doctor of Philosophy Program in Cognitive Science and with the affiliated faculty of the UCSD Institute for Neural Computation. As of February 2017, he is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Center for Consciousness Studies of the Philosophy Department, Moscow State University.
Generally speaking, Churchland began his professional career as an instructor at the University of Pittsburgh in 1969; he also lectured at the University of Toronto from 1967-69. In 1969, Churchland took a position at the University of Manitoba, where he would teach for fifteen years: as an assistant professor (1969-74) and associate professor (1974-79), and then as a full professor from 1979-1984. Professor Churchland joined the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton in 1982, staying as a member until 1983. He joined the faculty at the University of California, San Diego in 1983, serving as Department Chair from 1986-1990.