Physics of the Soul

... some of the peripheral beliefs in souls and the like and recast reincarnational experiences in terms of nonlocal themes from ... I was referring to the French physicist Alain Aspect's classic experiment in which he demonstrated that ...

Author: Goswami, Amit

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 1571747079

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Uses quantum physics and descriptions from The Tibetian Book of the Dead to address such mystical concepts as immortality, reincarnation, and the afterlife, discussing consciousness as a scientific reality.

The Soul Hypothesis

It uses a more-thanlayman's knowledge of modern physics to protect the Soul Hypothesis from an objection that is often made against it in the name of physical science. Along the way, he reminds us how far the current scientific ...

Author: Mark C. Baker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441199497

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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What do we mean when we speak about the soul? What are the arguments for the existence of the soul as distinct from the physical body? Do animals have souls? What is the difference between the mind and the soul? The Soul Hypothesis brings together experts from philosophy, linguistics and science to discuss the validity of these questions in the modern world. They contend that there is an aspect of the nature of human beings that is not reducible to the matter that makes up our bodies. This perspective is part of a family of views traditionally classified in philosophy as substance dualism, and has something serious in common with the ubiquitous human belief in the soul. The Soul Hypothesis presents views from a range of sciences and the resulting big picture shows, more clearly than could a single author with one area of expertise, that there is room for a soul hypothesis.

A Companion to Early Modern Philosophy

universal physics'' (Gassendi, 1658, vol. 2, p. 620). Although ``the Sacred Faith'' assured him of the soul's immortality, he supported this article of faith using philosophical and physical arguments, thereby responding to the Fifth ...

Author: Steven Nadler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470998830

Category: Philosophy

Page: 672

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Wounds in the Middle Ages

What emerges is the view that man's moral frailty originates in the body and is responsible for wounding the soul. ... providing a direct comparison between the 'physics of the body' and the 'physics of the soul'.6 Taken together, ...

Author: Anne Kirkham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134786263

Category: History

Page: 270

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Wounds were a potent signifier reaching across all aspects of life in Europe in the middle ages, and their representation, perception and treatment is the focus of this volume. Following a survey of the history of medical wound treatment in the middle ages, paired chapters explore key themes situating wounds within the context of religious belief, writing on medicine, status and identity, and surgical practice. The final chapter reviews the history of medieval wounding through the modern imagination. Adopting an innovative approach to the subject, this book will appeal to all those interested in how past societies regarded health, disease and healing and will improve knowledge of not only the practice of medicine in the past, but also of the ethical, religious and cultural dimensions structuring that practice.

Whatever Happened to the Soul

... official ) Catholic account of the soul as the substantial form of the body and propose a radical substance dualism more akin to Platonism when we recall that Descartes was also involved in the atomist revolution in physics .

Author: Warren S. Brown

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451420036

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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As science crafts detailed accounts of human nature, what has become of the soul?This collaborative project strives for greater consonance between contemporary science and Christian faith. Outstanding scholars in biology, genetics, neuroscience, cognitive science, philosophy, theology, biblical studies, and ethics join here to offer contemporary accounts of human nature consistent with Christian teaching. Their central theme is a nondualistic account of the human person that does not consider the "soul" an entity separable from the body; scientific statements about the physical nature of human beings are about exactly the same entity as are theological statements concerning the spiritual nature of human beings.For all those interested in fundamental questions of human identity posed by the present context, this volume will provide a fascinating and authoritative resource.

The Genesis of Neo Kantianism 1796 1880

... “The physics of the soul” means only “the nature of the soul”, according to the old Greek sense of phýsis, and Beneke insists that its nature is distinct from matter itself. Though no materialist, Beneke is a naturalist.

Author: Frederick C. Beiser

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198722206

Category: Philosophy

Page: 610

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Neo-Kantianism was an important movement in German philosophy of the late 19th century. Frederick Beiser traces its development back to the late 18th century, and explains its rise as a response to three major developments in German culture: the collapse of speculative idealism; the materialism controversy; and the identity crisis of philosophy.

A tiana V 4 vols

WefurtherknowthatBook2of Theophrastus' De anima also counted as Book 5 of his Physics (Themistius in de An. 108.11 ... that deals with concept formation in some detail is found dispersed over various places, not only in the On the Soul.

Author: Jaap Mansfeld

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004428402

Category: Philosophy

Page: 2382

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A new reconstruction and edition of the Placita of Aëtius (ca. 50 CE), arguably the most important work of ancient doxography covering the entire field of natural philosophy. Accompanied by a full commentary, it replaces the seminal edition of Herman Diels (1879).

A Philosophical Dictionary

In after times , when it was determined to sound Locke's Doubts concerning the Soul the matter , the undisputed result ... to what they should in reality be§ On Abraham , book ii . chap . viii . the experimental physics of the soul .

Author: Voltaire



Category: Philosophy

Page: 621

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The Physics of Consciousness

The unity of the divine consciousness that creates everything with our thoughts and actions is demonstrated and proved quite practically here. This is the only way in which a book that aspires to explain the world may have practial value.

Author: Ivan Antic




Page: 248

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The true nature of consciousness is an issue of primary importance today. A great many deceptions exist today that create conflicts among humans and with nature itself. In the modern world, a real possibility exists that such a conflict could threaten the existence of humankind. It is logical to assume that every conflict is based on fundamental misunderstanding or lack of awareness of the true nature of existence. This is predicated on the notion that the consciousness and existence are the same thing. All misinterpretations and conflicts are rooted in differentiating consciousness from existence, i.e. separating what goes on in our head from what goes on in the outer world and dividing our thoughts from our words and deeds. This aim of this book is to confirm the nature of external existence as an indivisible part of our consciousness and essence. A logical framework of such a depiction of reality rests on the assumption that the consciousness which is in our mind is an integrated part of the same consciousness that creates the overall existence. Unlike what is thought traditionally, there is no multitude of consciousnesses; the consciousness is only one and the same in everything, it merely divides and utilizes itself in all of the aspects of existence. Consciousness and existence are one and the same, and together they comprise our essence, or the soul. The true nature of consciousness and existence cannot be separated from the true nature of our essence or the soul. In other words, we cannot live in the world in one way, be aware in another, and relate to our essence in some completely different way. The consciousness of our soul is inseparable from the world we live in. Our existence remains inauthentic, painful, and heartless, insofar as we keep ourselves apart from the consciousness of our soul; from consciousness itself; and from existence, as such. However, a simple statement that the consciousness and existence are the same is not enough. To make their unity crystal clear, the functioning of the consciousness is presented here in detail in different dimensions of nature and through various forms, from the quantum field, minerals, plants, and animals to human beings and the development of culture, the issue of artificial intelligence, ethics, and, ultimately, the discipline of self-knowledge. The unity of the divine consciousness that creates everything with our thoughts and actions is demonstrated and proved quite practically here. This is the only way in which a book that aspires to explain the world may have practial value.

The Story of Neuroscience

It began in the 1890s with two unrelated incidents: an accident that befell Berger, and the work of two psychiatrists who wanted to explain the physics of the soul. The energy of the soul One of the most important and influential ...

Author: Anne Rooney

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1788880595

Category: Science


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'How can a three-pound mass of jelly that you can hold in your palm imagine angels, contemplate the meaning of infinity, and even question its own place in the cosmos?' V. S. Ramachandran, neuroscientist, 2011 How we think, feel, move, remember, imagine, and experience the outside world and our own bodies is the domain of neuroscience. For millennia, the workings of the brain and nerves could be approached only through superstition and conjecture. Then, in the 19th century, neuroscience began to cast light on this most complex of our bodily systems. This book traces the development of neuroscience, from ancient beliefs to the technologies of the present day. Neuroscience is the science of the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. Our fascination with the mental activity that makes humans unique in the animal kingdom is as old as humanity itself, and the interaction of the physical body with the insubstantial mind has puzzled some of the greatest thinkers. Here we trace the story of our growing understanding of the nervous system, from the time of the Ancient Greeks through Descartes, Willis and Golgi to the work of Nobel prizewinning scientists. The Story of Neuroscience weaves together narratives from philosophy, religion, psychology, physics, anatomy, chemistry, pharmacology, and a host of other sciences. It is a story that is still unfolding today. Topics include: The interaction of mind, soul, and body The localization of functions within the brain The workings of the nervous system The motor system and how we move The sensory system and how we construct perception Mental illness, brain damage, and lessons from dysfunction and disease Mental activity, including learning, memory, identity, and imagination