The Soul Hypothesis: Investigations into the Existence of the Soul / Edition 1

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Overview

What Do We Mean When We Speak About The Soul? What are the arguments for the existence of the soul as distinct from the physical body? Do animals have souls? What is the difference between the mind and the soul? The Soul Hypothesis brings together experts from philosophy, linguistics and science to discuss the validity of these questions in the modern world.

They contend that there is an aspect of the nature of human beings that is not reducible to the matter that makes up our bodies. This perspective is part of a family of views traditionally classified in philosophy as substance dualism, and has something serious in common with the ubiquitous human belief in the soul.

The Soul Hypothesis presents views from a range of sciences and the resulting big picture shows, more clearly than could a single author with one area of expertise, that there is room for a soul hypothesis.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441152244
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 12/16/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 938,466
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark C. Baker is Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Rutgers University, USA. He is the author of five books, including The Atoms of Language (Basic, 2001) and The Syntax of Agreement and Concord (Cambridge, 2008).

Stewart Goetz is Ross Frederick Wicks Distinguished Professor in Philosophy and Religion at Ursinus College, PA, USA. He is co-author with Charles Taliaferro of Naturalism (Eerdmans, 2008) and A Brief History of the Soul (Blackwell, 2011). He serves on the board of directors for Blackwell's Philosophy Compass.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Introduction Mark Baker Steward Goetz 1

Chapter 1 The Soul of the Matter Charles Taliaferro 26

Chapter 2 Minds, Brains, and Brains in Vats Daniel N. Robinson 46

Chapter 3 Brains and Souls; Grammar and Speaking Mark Baker 73

Chapter 4 Making Things Happen: Souls in Action Stewart Goetz 99

Chapter 5 The Energy of the Soul Robin Collins 123

Chapter 6 The Measure of All Things: Quantum Mechanics and the Soul Hans Halvorson 138

Chapter 7 From Experience to Experiencer Dean Zimmerman 168

Chapter 8 Souls Beastly and Human William Hasker 202

Chapter 9 A Scientific Case for the Soul Robin Collins 222

Afterword Mark Baker Steward Goetz 247

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