11. Intelligent Design Topic: How Can an Unembodied Intelligence Interact with t...
In arguing for a substance dualism in which human beings consist of both spirit and matter, Descartes therefore had to argue for a point of contact between spirit and matter. He settled on the pineal gland because it was the one place in the
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12. Neuroscience Topic: Is Behavior Determined, or are we Free?
to mind-body, or body-soul,
dualism in the modern period is that the major perceived alternative
has been a reductive physicalist account, which seems to imply
determinism . Therefore, it is important in theological discussions
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13. Neuroscience Topic: Implications Of A Nonreductive Physicalist View
than to Platonic dualism . But, both made accommodations
to a prevailing dualistic philosophy, and combined a doctrine
of the immortality of the soul with a doctrine of the resurrection
of the body. The pressing question now, concerns
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14. Neuroscience Topic: Neuroscience & the Soul: Topic Index
Whereas body-soul dualism had become the majority
view by the end of the middle ages, in the modern period there
has been growing interest in physicalist accounts. Currently,
localization studies by contemporary neuroscientists--that
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15. God, Humanity and the Cosmos Topic: Schrödingers Cat and the Mean...
be regarded as
proposing a dualism in physical reality: two worlds - an indeterminate quantum
world and a determinate classical world. Then there is the problem of what
constitutes classical measuring apparatus. At what level does the wave
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16. General Term: Plato (c. 428-347 B.C.E.)
is also seen as a kind of dualism . His works
include The Republic , Phaedo and Timaeus .
by: Richard P Whaite
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17. Divine Action Topic: Coyne, George V., S.J. Evolution and the Human Pe...
would be the body-soul dualism taken by Pius XII.
Instead John Paul shifts from an ontological to an epistemological
interpretation of the appearance of what he then calls the spiritual in
humanity. The message closes by
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18. Divine Action Topic: Kerr, Fergus. The Modern Philosophy of Self in Re...
substance dualism has been repudiated.
Kerr examines a number of
authors to show how this picture of the self shows up in recent theology, and
this despite the fact that some eminent theologians, such as Karl Barth
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19. Divine Action Topic: Murphy, Nancey. Supervenience and the Nonreducibi...
wholes, opposes Cartesian dualism,
absolute idealism , and reductive materialism . Murphy then cites scientific
evidence for nonreducibility: interactions with the environment portray an
entity as part of a larger system and entail both top-down
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20. Divine Action Topic: Clayton, Philip. Tracing the Lines: Constraint an...
versus emergence and even dualism
assumed by maximalists. The second issue is the many-worlds interpretation as
represented by Hugh Everett , Bryce DeWitt, and others, compared with those who
defend the irreducible role of
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