Mind, Brain and the Elusive Soul: Human Systems of Cognitive Science and Religion

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008 - 244 páginas
Does science argue against the existence of the human soul? Many scientists and scholars believe the whole is more than the sum of the parts. This book uses information and systems theory to describe the more that does not reduce to the parts. One sees this in the synapses - or apparently empty gaps between the neurons in one's brain-where informative relationships give rise to human mind, culture, and spirituality. Drawing upon the disciplines of cognitive science, computer science, neuroscience, general systems theory, pragmatic philosophy, and Christian theology, Mark Graves reinterprets the traditional doctrine of the soul as form of the body to frame contemporary scientific study of the human soul.
 

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Mind
1
Systems Theory
31
Levels of Human Existence
61
Emergence of Water Emergence of Life
93
Spiritual Relationships
127
Brain
153
American Pragmatism
177
The Elusive Soul
205
Bibliography
223
Index
235
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Mark Graves is Visiting Faculty at the Center for Theology and Natural Sciences.

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