9781405196321

A Brief History of the Soul

  • ISBN 13:

    9781405196321

  • ISBN 10:

    1405196327

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 05/02/2011
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Summary

This book is a clear and concise history of the soul in western philosophy, from Plato to cutting-edge contemporary work in philosophy of mind.- Packed with arguments for and against a range of different, historically significant philosophies of the soul- Addresses the essential issues, including mind-body interaction, the causal closure of the physical world, and the philosophical implications of the brain sciences for the soul's existence- Includes coverage of theories from key figures, such as Plato, Aquinas, Locke, Hume, and Descartes- Unique in combining the history of ideas and the development of a powerful case for a non-reductionist, non-materialist account of the soul

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