Whatever happened to the soul? Some theological implications of neuroscience

  title={Whatever happened to the soul? Some theological implications of neuroscience},
  author={A. J. Gray},
  journal={Mental Health, Religion & Culture},
  pages={637 - 648}
  • A. J. Gray
  • Published 2010
  • Philosophy
  • Mental Health, Religion & Culture
  • What sets human beings apart from animals? How does “mind” fit with soul? Different historical and contemporary views of the mind/soul are considered. A clinical case is used to argue that a strong dualistic position is not compatible with neuro-scientific evidence nor with the expectation of life after death found in the Abrahamic faiths. Reductive physicalism is a widely held view, but risks devaluing human life. Midgely's “many maps” model is suggested to fit better with a faith commitment… CONTINUE READING
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