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Making spirit matter neurology, psychology, and selfhood in modern France

Author: Larry Sommer McGrath
Publisher: Chicago London The University of Chicago Press 2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introduction -- The formations of French spiritualism -- Measuring the machinery of the brain -- Science and spirit in the classroom -- Locating selfhood in the brain -- The institutions of the intellect, or Spirit contra Kant -- Struggles for spirit's Catholic soul -- Epilogue.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Sommer McGrath
ISBN: 9780226699820 022669982X 9780226699790 022669979X
OCLC Number: 1226672971
Accession No: (DE-627)1688740546 (DE-599)KXP1688740546
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: 278 pages cm
Contents: Introduction Chapter 1 The Formations of French Spiritualism Chapter 2 Measuring the Machinery of the Brain Chapter 3 Science and Spirit in the Classroom Chapter 4 Locating Selfhood in the Brain Chapter 5 The Institutions of the Intellect, or Spirit contra Kant Chapter 6 Struggles for Spirit's Catholic Soul Epilogue Acknowledgments List of Archives Consulted Notes Index
Responsibility: Larry Sommer McGrath.

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Introduction -- The formations of French spiritualism -- Measuring the machinery of the brain -- Science and spirit in the classroom -- Locating selfhood in the brain -- The institutions of the intellect, or Spirit contra Kant -- Struggles for spirit's Catholic soul -- Epilogue.

"The problem of the relation between mind and brain has been among the most persistent in modern Western thought, one that even recent advances in neuroscience haven't been able to put to rest. Historian Larry McGrath's Making Spirit Matter is about how a particularly productive and influential generation of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century French thinkers attempted to answer this puzzle by showing the mutual dependence of spirit and matter. The veritable revolution taking place across disciplines, from philosophy to psychology, located our spiritual powers in the brain and offered a radical reformulation of the meaning of science, spirit, and the self. Pulling out connections between thinkers such as Bergson, Blondel, and Fouille̹e, among others, McGrath plots the intellectual movements that brought back to life themes of agency, time, and experience by putting into action the very sciences that seemed to undermine metaphysics and theology. In so doing, Making Spirit Matter lays bare the long legacy of this moment in the history of ideas and how it might renew our understanding of the relationship between mind and brain"

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"A tour-de-force intellectual history that studies one of the most enduring problems in Western thought, namely, connecting the processes of the mind with the anatomical brain. . . . This book will Read more...

 
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