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Consciousness and the Mind of God

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Contemporary materialist accounts of consciousness and subjectivity challenge how we think of ourselves and of ultimate reality. This book defends a nonmaterialistic view of persons and subjectivity and the intelligibility of thinking of God as a nonphysical, spiritual reality. It endeavors to articulate in a related way the integral relationship between ourselves and our ...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published April 16th 2005 by Cambridge University Press (first published 1994)
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Jean-françois Virey
Feb 18, 2011 Jean-françois Virey rated it did not like it
I was very disappointed by this book, which I had heard of in Victor Reppert's "C. S. Lewis's Dangerous Idea". It is a defense of the plausibility (rather than truth) of what the author calls "integrative dualism", which I agree with insofar as it can be defined.

The book for me has been a reminder of how tedious and unserious I find modern philosophy to be. God, for instance, is defined as "omniscient" in the sense that no one could possibly have greater cognitive power than him, just like Miria
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Beth (M) mowry
Jul 18, 2007 Beth (M) mowry rated it it was ok
Shelves: philosophy
With a title like this, how could you not slog your way to the bitter end? But there wasn't any big payoff and philosophers can be so wordy and tedious. It's about the "mind/body problem." Is matter different from mind (dualist) or is it all the same thing? How does consciousness come from inanimate matter? Sorry, no one knows.
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