A Brief History of the Soul

by Stewart Goetz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (UK)

Series: Brief Histories of Philosophy

Publication Date: April 08, 2011

ISBN: 9781405196321

Binding: Paperback

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This book is a clear and concise history of the soul in western philosophy, from Plato to cutting-edge contemporary work in philosophy of mind.
  • Packed with arguments for and against a range of different, historically significant philosophies of the soul
  • Addresses the essential issues, including mind-body interaction, the causal closure of the physical world, and the philosophical implications of the brain sciences for the soul's existence
  • Includes coverage of theories from key figures, such as Plato, Aquinas, Locke, Hume, and Descartes
  • Unique in combining the history of ideas and the development of a powerful case for a non-reductionist, non-materialist account of the soul