Coming to Mind

Coming to Mind

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How should we speak of bodies and souls? In Coming to Mind, Lenn E. Goodman and D. Gregory Caramenico pick their way through the minefields of materialist reductionism to present the soul not as the braina€™s rival but as its partner. What acts, they argue, is what is real. The soul is not an ethereal wisp but a lively subject, emergent from the body but inadequately described in its terms. Rooted in some of the richest philosophical and intellectual traditions of Western and Eastern philosophy, psychology, literature, and the arts and the latest findings of cognitive psychology and brain sciencea€”Coming to Mind is a subtle manifesto of a new humanism and an outstanding contribution to our understanding of the human person. Drawing on new and classical understandings of perception, consciousness, memory, agency, and creativity, Goodman and Caramenico frame a convincing argument for a dynamic and integrated self capable of language, thought, discovery, caring, and love.But this book will argue for the reality of the soul. In speaking of souls rather than just minds, wea#39;re thinking of the affective as well as the cognitive dimensions of experience, active as well as passive, unconscious as well as conscious. Soul is the link connecting the ideas of personhood, subjecthood, consciousness, and all the backstage work that underwrites consciousness and agency. Classically, the anbsp;...

Title:Coming to Mind
Author: Lenn E. Goodman, D. Gregory Caramenico
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 2014-01-03

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