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Emergentism and the Rejection of Spirit Entities: A Response to Christian Physicalists

@inproceedings{Joubert2011EmergentismAT,
  title={Emergentism and the Rejection of Spirit Entities: A Response to Christian Physicalists},
  author={C. Joubert},
  year={2011}
}
Emergentism comprises two theses: (1) there is no such thing as a pure spiritual mental being because there is nothing that can have a mental property without having a physical property, and (2) whatever mental properties an entity may have, they emerged from, depend on and are determined by matter. For Christian physicalists, the view of the human person in Scripture is accordingly monistic. Underlying this view is an appeal to neuroscience and the evolutionary history of human beings. The aim… Expand
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