The Reality of the Mind Hardback

St Augustine's Philosophical Arguments for the Human Soul as a Spiritual Substance

by Ludger Holscher;

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The Reality of the Mind

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Among the various approaches to the question of the nature of the mind (or soul), Augustine s philosophical arguments for the existence of an incorporeal and spiritual substance in man and against materialism are here thoroughly examined on their merits as a source of insight for contemporary discussion.

This book, originally published in 1986, employs Augustine s method of introspection, and argues that, as a philosopher, Augustine can teach the modern mind how to detect the reality of such a spiritual subject in and through basic human acts and faculties, such as imagination, memory, knowledge, free-will and self-knowledge. It presents a critical dialogue with various materialistic anthropologies directly addressed by Augustine himself, or those which have arisen at later periods, including epiphenomenalism, mind-brain identity theory, Marxism and others.

The Reality of the Mind by Ludger Holscher was published by Taylor & Francis Ltd in April 2013. The ISBN for The Reality of the Mind is 9780415822398.

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Details for The Reality of the Mind

Page last updated 11th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd (April 2013)
Number of Pages360
Thickness23 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4062796
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