A Brief History of the Soul / Edition 1

A Brief History of the Soul / Edition 1

by Stewart Goetz, Charles Taliaferro
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405196327

ISBN-13: 9781405196321

Pub. Date: 05/10/2011

Publisher: Wiley

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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405196321
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/10/2011
Series:
Brief Histories of Philosophy Series, #3
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
567,649
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

1 The Soul in Greek Thought 6

2 The Soul in Medieval Christian Thought 30

3 The Soul in Continental Thought 65

4 The Soul in Locke, Butler, Reid, Hume, and Kant 105

5 The Problem of Soul–Body Causal Interaction 131

6 The Soul and Contemporary Science 152

7 Contemporary Challenges to the Soul 182

8 Thoughts on the Future of the Soul 202

Bibliography 216

Index 225

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