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Absence of mind : the dispelling of inwardness from the modern myth of the self

Author: Marilynne Robinson; Dwight Harrington Terry Foundation.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2010.
Series: Terry lectures.
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"In this ambitious book, acclaimed writer Marilynne Robinson applies her astute intellect to some of the most vexing topics in the history of human thought-- science, religion, and consciousness. Crafted with the same care and insight as her award-winning novels, Absence of Mind challenges postmodern atheists who crusade against religion under the banner of science. In Robinson's view, scientific reasoning does not  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marilynne Robinson; Dwight Harrington Terry Foundation.
ISBN: 9780300145182 0300145187 9780300171471 0300171471
OCLC Number: 449854000
Notes: Essays from the lectures delivered at Yale University, the Dwight Harrington Terry Foundation.
Description: xviii, 158 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
On human nature --
The strange history of altruism --
The Freudian self --
Thinking again.
Series Title: Terry lectures.
Responsibility: Marilynne Robinson.

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Covers the topics in the history of human thought - science, religion, and consciousness. This title challenges postmodern atheists who crusade against religion under the banner of science. It  Read more...

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"Robinson's arguments [are] so much more interesting, capacious, and informed than most... Robinson makes a strong, unapologetic case, not for mystery but for self-respect."-Susan Salter Reynolds, Read more...

 
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