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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
Stewart Goetz is Ross Frederick Wicks Distinguished Professor in Philosophy and Religion at Ursinus College. Charles Taliaferro is Professor of Philosophy at St. Olaf College.
Table of Contents
|The Soul in Greek Thought|
|The Soul in Medieval Christian Thought|
|The Soul in Continental Thought|
|Locke, Butler, Reid, and Hume|
|Soul-Body Causal Interaction|
|The Soul and Contemporary Science|
|Contemporary Challenges to the Soul|
|Thoughts on the Future of the Soul|
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