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Mind Body Dualism: A Philosophical Investigation (Contemporary researches in Hindu philosophy & religion)

Mind Body Dualism: A Philosophical Investigation (Contemporary researches in Hindu philosophy & religion)

Alpana Chakraborty
5/5 (1 ratings)
About the Book: Mind-body Dualism: A Philosophical Investigation How do we conceptualize a human being or, say, anyperson? Is he just his body? Or a mind too- besides his body? What,then, is mind, or how is it related to body? and since body isdestructible, does man have disembodied existence as well?Addressing these age-old questions of fundamental importance, thebook focusses on mind-body dualism. Which, despite its exposure toscathing criticisms, and even outright repudiations, has survivedas a powerful dualistic tradition. Alpana Chakrabortys study is nota critique of mind-body dualism; but a coherent, quintessentialreview of the philosophical thinking that has, since Descartestime, been invested in the shaping of this dualistic tradition, itstheoretical parameters and its key issues. Also setting out Westernconcepts of person, disembodied existence/survival, and bodilyresurrection, the author considers the Cartesian view of mind-bodydualism, and how it compares with the dualism of traditional IndianSamkhya philosophy. In her effort to spell out issues central tomind-body interaction, Dr. Chakraborty develops a vast historicalframework from the acknowledged treatises/theories of Cottinghum,Don Locke, Gilbert Ryle, C.D. Broad, C.J. Ducasse, Nichlos Bohr,P.F. Srawson, and other Western philosophers- including the veryrecent theories of Complementarity and Meta-Linguistic Dualism.Invaluable to the scholars of philosophy, metaphysics andpsychology.
Pages
279
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
D.K. Print World Ltd
Release
December 31, 1996
ISBN
8124600716
ISBN 13
9788124600719

Mind Body Dualism: A Philosophical Investigation (Contemporary researches in Hindu philosophy & religion)

Alpana Chakraborty
5/5 (1 ratings)
About the Book: Mind-body Dualism: A Philosophical Investigation How do we conceptualize a human being or, say, anyperson? Is he just his body? Or a mind too- besides his body? What,then, is mind, or how is it related to body? and since body isdestructible, does man have disembodied existence as well?Addressing these age-old questions of fundamental importance, thebook focusses on mind-body dualism. Which, despite its exposure toscathing criticisms, and even outright repudiations, has survivedas a powerful dualistic tradition. Alpana Chakrabortys study is nota critique of mind-body dualism; but a coherent, quintessentialreview of the philosophical thinking that has, since Descartestime, been invested in the shaping of this dualistic tradition, itstheoretical parameters and its key issues. Also setting out Westernconcepts of person, disembodied existence/survival, and bodilyresurrection, the author considers the Cartesian view of mind-bodydualism, and how it compares with the dualism of traditional IndianSamkhya philosophy. In her effort to spell out issues central tomind-body interaction, Dr. Chakraborty develops a vast historicalframework from the acknowledged treatises/theories of Cottinghum,Don Locke, Gilbert Ryle, C.D. Broad, C.J. Ducasse, Nichlos Bohr,P.F. Srawson, and other Western philosophers- including the veryrecent theories of Complementarity and Meta-Linguistic Dualism.Invaluable to the scholars of philosophy, metaphysics andpsychology.
Pages
279
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
D.K. Print World Ltd
Release
December 31, 1996
ISBN
8124600716
ISBN 13
9788124600719

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