I am sure that proponents of emergentism and the theory of complex systems (as applied to the mind-body problem
) are inspired by the noble aim of linking causes and intentions in a broader scientific picture.
(2) These beliefs are almost as pervasive as the sense that the mind is "wiser" than the body, a notion rooted in the classic "mind-body problem
" of philosophy.
Their reasoning results from the familiar Western mind-body problem
stemming from Descartes.
Today's scientists have attacked this mind-body problem
with new theories and experiments designed to tease apart the components of consciousness within the brain (SN: 2/11/12, p.
Of course, so are more established presses like Random House (Portnoy's Complaint), Penguin (The Mind-Body Problem
), Macmillan (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay), and FSG (The Collected Stories: Grace Paley) to name a handful.
Chapter topics include personal identity and immortality; the mind-body problem
; free will, determinism, and responsibility; the existence of God; knowledge, skepticism, and belief; and ethics.
This argument involves Eagleton in interesting discussions of the mind-body problem
, which he considers a non-issue once you grant that humans are social beings involved with their bodies, and of Marx's spirituality, which, he says, involves "art, friendship, fun, compassion, laughter, sexual love, rebellion, creativity, sensuous delight, righteous anger, and abundance of life," not theology (140).
He frames his task in terms of "the mind-body problem
," or, the discipline of describing the relationship between the psychological and neurological aspects of human self-awareness.
There are, of course, well known objections to identity solutions to the mind-body problem
, as well as arguments against the claim that the identity theory solves the problem of mental causation.
eBookNation will also offer a selection of current writers, such as The Art of Controversy, by Victor Navasky; Dirty Wars, by Jeremy Scahill; The Mind-Body Problem
: Poems, by Katha Pollitt; and more.
(author); THE MIND-BODY PROBLEM
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