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A Brief History of the Soul.

Author: Stewart Goetz; Charles Taliaferro
Publisher: Chicester : Wiley, 2011.
Series: Brief histories of philosophy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 soulAddresses the essential issues, including mind-body interaction, the causal closure of the physical world, and the philosophical implications of the brain sciences  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Goetz, Stewart.
A Brief History of the Soul.
Chicester : Wiley, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stewart Goetz; Charles Taliaferro
ISBN: 9781444395914 1444395912 9781444395921 1444395920
OCLC Number: 794326242
Description: 1 online resource (240 pages).
Contents: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SOUL; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1The Soul in Greek Thought; Chapter 2The Soul in MedievalChristian Thought; Chapter 3The Soul in Continental Thought; Chapter 4The Soul in Locke, Butler, Reid, Hume, and Kant; Chapter 5The Problem of Soul-BodyCausal Interaction; Chapter 6The Soul andContemporary Science; Chapter 7Contemporary Challengesto the Soul; Chapter 8Thoughts on the Futureof the Soul; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Brief histories of philosophy.

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A Brief History of the Soul provides a clear and concise history of the soul, from Plato to cutting-edge contemporary work in philosophy of mind.  Read more...

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An extremely useful chronological account of how the concept of the soul developed. (Times Higher Education Supplement, 5th July 2012)

 
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