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The rise of modern science has brought with it increasing acceptance among intellectual elites of a worldview that conflicts sharply both with everyday human experience and with beliefs widely shared among the world s great cultural traditions. Most contemporary scientists and philosophers believe that reality is at bottom purely physical, and that human beings are nothing ...more
Hardcover, 634 pages
Published February 15th 2015 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Aug 24, 2016 Erik Graff rated it liked it
Recommends it for: physical scientists
Recommended to Erik by: Michael Miley
This book of essays, the successor to Irreducible Mind, makes two basic points: first, that the physical sciences have not explained consciousness and, second, that any science of mind will have to take account of psi phenomena, some of which are empirically indubitable. In order to deal with these matters the authors review and propose a whole host of potentially fruitful models whereby both physis and psyche, matter and soul, body and mind, res extensa and res cogitans might be accounted for.< ...more
Beyond Physicalism heralds an impending shift of epic proportions in humankind’s efforts to understand the nature of reality, and potentially the most significant advance in the recent history of the mind-body debate. This landmark book provides an unprecedented synthesis of science, psychology, philosophy and theology, approaching the deeper truth of all existence.