For folks that just wanted to hear Pat talk a bit more about her book, focusing on the bits she wants to focus on rather than what we pushed her toward, here are a few video selections:
In this video from her publisher's web site, she gives a short monologue summarizing Braintrust.
In this one, she's interviewed by Roger Bingham of The Science Network.
I've got some additional links to lectures and podcast appearances by her on this post. One of those was for a lecture at Edinburgh University, and I found a video version of that:
Here's one from a Canadian TV show called The Agenda:
Here she talks to a group of students about moral responsibility:
This poorly synched clip includes some remarks on moral reasoning divorced from following explicit, exceptionless moral laws:
Image Note: the sketch is by France Belleville-Van Stone.
Josh Davis says
The Edinburgh Lecture . . . great find! A lot of interesting topics/research are brought up especially for people like me interested in ethology. Interesting talk about the nature of categories (Eleanor Rosch). Early talk of biological basis for social behaviors (Panksepp, Damasio, Maclean) and neurological similarties between physical and social pain reminded me of experiments I recently heard of that were done on self control, involving radishes and cookies.
Churchland really seems to me to come to philosophy from a basis in science as opposed to the opposite. I don’t really see where the accusations of scientism come from. If anything, one might accuse her of doing too little philosophy, whatever that would be called.