Neuroscience and the soul : the human person in philosophy, science, and theology

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Neuroscience and the soul : the human person in philosophy, science, and theology

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Ch. 4 Why top-down causation does not provide adequate support for mental causation / J.P. Moreland

Ch. 6 A rejoinder to Runyan / J.P. Moreland

In Neuroscience and the Soul fourteen distinguished scholars grapple with current debates about the existence and nature of the soul. Featuring a dialogical format, the book presents state-of-the-art work by leading philosophers and theologians—some arguing for the existence of the soul, others arguing against it—and then puts those scholars into conversation with critics of their views. Bringing philosophy, theology, and science together in this way brings to light new perspectives and advances the ongoing debate over body and soul.

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978-0802874504

Publication Date

11-20-2016

Document Type

Book

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William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company

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Grand Rapids

Keywords

Theological anthropology, Soul, Neurosciences

Disciplines

Christianity | Comparative Methodologies and Theories | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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Part 1. Recent debate in philosophy about the mind-body problem. Do my quarks enjoy Beethoven? / William Hasker -- Materially-composed persons and the unity of consciousness: a reply to Hasker / Timothy O'Connor -- A rejoinder to O'Connor / William Hasker -- Why top-down causation does not provide adequate support for mental causation / J.P. Moreland -- Emergence and causal powers: a reply to Moreland / Jason D. Runyan -- A rejoinder to Runyan / J.P. Moreland -- Part 2. Recent debate about the bearing of contemporary brain sciences on the mind-body problem. The impossibility of proving that human behavior is determined / Richard Swinburne -- On the import of the impossibility / Daniel Speak -- A rejoinder to speak / Richard Swinburne -- Neuroscience and the human person / Kevin Corcoran and Kevin Sharpe -- Saving our souls from materialism / Eric LaRock and Robin Collins -- Saving materialism from a "souler" eclipse / Kevin Cocoran and Kevin Sharpe -- Neuroscience and the hard problem of consciousness / Eric LaRock -- Explaining consciousness / Kevin Corcoran and Kevin Sharpe -- From non-reductive physicalism to emergent subject dualism: a rejoinder to Corcoran and Sharpe / Eric LaRock -- Part 3. Recent debate in theology about the mind-body problem. "Multidimensional monism": a constructive theological proposal for the nature of human nature / Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen -- "Multidimensional monist": a response to Kärkkäinen / Stewart Goetz -- A rejoinder to Goetz / Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen -- Whose interpretation?: which anthropology? biblical hermeneutics, scientific naturalism, and the body-soul debate / John W. Cooper -- Whose interpretation? which anthropology? indeed: a response to John W. Cooper / Brian Lugioyo -- OK, but whose misunderstanding? a rejoinder to Brian Lugioyo / John W. Cooper.

Neuroscience and the soul : the human person in philosophy, science, and theology

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