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The evolution of the soul, Richard Swinburne

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The evolution of the soul
Title
The evolution of the soul
Statement of responsibility
Richard Swinburne
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Human beings have evolved from animals, and animals from inanimate matter, but what has evolved is qualitatively different from the inanimate matter from which it began. Both humans and the higher animals have a mental life of sensation, thought, purpose, desire, and belief. Although these mental states in part cause, and are caused by, brain states, they are distinct from them. Richard Swinburne argues that we can only make sense of this interaction by supposing that mental states are states of a soul, a mental substance in interaction with the body. Although both have a rich mental life, human souls, unlike animal souls, are capable of logical thought, have moral beliefs, have free will, and have an internal structure. Professor Swinburne concludes that there is no full scientific explanation available for the evolution of the soul, and almost certainly there never will be. --From publisher's description
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DCC
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Swinburne, Richard.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Soul
  • Mind and body
Label
The evolution of the soul, Richard Swinburne
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This book is based on two series of Gifford lectures, delivered at the University of Aberdeen in the spring terms of 1983 and 1984"--Pref
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mental life. Sensations ; Sensations and brain-events ; Thoughts ; Purposes ; Desires ; Beliefs -- The soul. Body and soul ; The evidence of personal identity ; The origin and life of the soul -- The human soul. Language, rationality, and choice ; Moral awareness ; The freedom of the will ; The structure of the soul ; The future of the soul
Control code
l30016621980
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Rev. ed
Extent
xiv, 360 p
Isbn
9780198236986
Lccn
lc97159831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill
Label
The evolution of the soul, Richard Swinburne
Publication
Note
"This book is based on two series of Gifford lectures, delivered at the University of Aberdeen in the spring terms of 1983 and 1984"--Pref
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mental life. Sensations ; Sensations and brain-events ; Thoughts ; Purposes ; Desires ; Beliefs -- The soul. Body and soul ; The evidence of personal identity ; The origin and life of the soul -- The human soul. Language, rationality, and choice ; Moral awareness ; The freedom of the will ; The structure of the soul ; The future of the soul
Control code
l30016621980
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Rev. ed
Extent
xiv, 360 p
Isbn
9780198236986
Lccn
lc97159831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill

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