Psycho-Physical Dualism Today

Psycho-Physical Dualism Today : An Interdisciplinary Approach

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Philosophers and scientists have recently been showing renewed interest in dualistic conceptions of the human mind, owing to growing acknowledgment of the failings of materialism and reductionism in contemporary philosophical and scientific thought. This book presents a state-of-the-art overview of current developments in this exciting new area of interdisciplinary collaboration, and will be indispensable reading for all researchers and students in this more

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  • Hardback | 258 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 26mm | 557.92g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 073912384X
  • 9780739123843
  • 2,126,099

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This book is clearly distinguished from others in its field by the fact that its contributors do not limit themselves to reconstructing the history of dualism or to discussing competing points of view... rather, they propose and defend their own versions of dualism in a dialectical confrontation with other positions in the philosophy of mind and science. This volume offers a rich panoply of ways to approach the vast and deep questions that arise when we explore the difficulties arising from the subjectivity of the mental. This is a very useful collection of essays for professional academics and researchers of various disciplines. I heartily recommend this book to any educated reader who has an interest in exploring questions concerning the human mind. -- Kamuran Godelek, Mersin University Metapsychology Online Reviews Antonietti, Corradini, and Lowe have put together a compact and accessible overview of the mind-body problem. It elegantly integrates scientific and philosophical perspectives and gives a cogent overview of the current state of the field. The method of presentation nicely recapitulates the interactive nature and open-minded spirit of inquiry that this subject matter demands. This book genuinely advances us toward the goal of a coherent understanding of the relationship between psychic and material realities. -- Jeffrey M. Schwartz, author of The Mind & the Brainshow more

About Alessandro Antonietti

Alessandro Antonietti is the director of the Master Creativity and Personal Empowerment through Drama Methodologies program at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan. Antonella Corradini is associate professor of philosophy of social sciences at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan. E. Jonathan Lowe is professor of philosophy at the University of more

Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction Part 2 Part I. Psycho-Physical Dualism: Scientific Approaches Chapter 3 Developing Dualism: From Intuitive Understanding to Transcendental Ideas Chapter 4 Must Psychologists Be Dualists? Chapter 5 Mind, Brain, and Dualism in Modern Physics Chapter 6 Discrete Degrees Within and Between Nature and Mind Part 7 Part II. Psycho-Physical Dualism: Philosophical Perspectives Chapter 8 Mutual Dependencies of the Mental and the Physical Chapter 9 The Reductio of Reductive and Non-reductive Materialism-and a New Start Chapter 10 A Defense of Non-Cartesian Substance Dualism Chapter 11 Emergent Dualism Chapter 12 Concepts, Dualism, and the Human Intellectshow more

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