The Soul Hypothesis: Investigations Into the Existence of the Soul

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Mark C. Baker, Stewart Goetz
A&C Black, 2011 - Philosophy - 294 pages
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This is a collection of philosophical essays that deal with the idea of anti-materialism, that dualism is a proper way for philosophers to look at the world, that indeed there is a soul, and this ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1 The Soul of the Matter
26
Chapter 2 Minds Brains and Brains in Vats
46
Chapter 3 Brains and Souls Grammar and Speaking
73
Souls in Action
99
Chapter 5 The Energy of the Soul
123
Quantum Mechanics and the Soul
138
Chapter 7 From Experience to Experiencer
168
Chapter 8 Souls Beastly and Human
202
Chapter 9 A Scientific Case for the Soul
222
Afterword
247
Notes
254
Bibliography
280
Index
288
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Mark C. Baker is Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Rutgers University, USA. He is the author of five books, including The Atoms of Language (Basic, 2001) and The Syntax of Agreement and Concord (Cambridge, 2008). Stewart Goetz is Ross Frederick Wicks Distinguished Professor in Philosophy and Religion at Ursinus College, PA, USA. He is co-author with Charles Taliaferro of Naturalism (Eerdmans, 2008) and A Brief History of the Soul (Blackwell, 2011). He serves on the board of directors for Blackwell's Philosophy Compass.

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