From Soul to Self takes the reader on a fascinating journey through philosophy, theology, religious studies, and physiological sciences. Each of the essays, drawn from a number of different fields, focuses on the idea of the soul and of our sense of ourselves.
A stellar line-up of authors explore the relationship between a variety of ideas that have arisen in philosophy, religion and science, each idea seeking to explain why we think that we as individuals are somehow distinct and unique.
Contributors: Richard Sorabji, Anthony Kenny, Kallistos Ware, Peter Riviere, Gary Matthews, Susan Greenfield, Galen Strawson
Table of Contents
1. Soul and Self in Ancient Philosophy 2. Body, Soul, and Intellect in Aquinas 3. The Soul in Greek Christianity 4. Shamanism and the Unconfined Soul 5. Augustine and Descartes on the Souls of Animals 6. Soul, Brain and Mind 7. The Sense of the Self
'- a fascinating survey of thoughts about the Soul/Body relationship. It ranges boldly from Shamanism and ancient philosophy through Greek Christianity to Augustine and Descartes to the latest thinking in science and phil1sophy.' - Paul Badham, The Expository Times
'One of this book's significant strengths, [is] its ability to move bewteen disciplines without losing sight of its subject matter ... I found From Soul to Self to be a fascinating read from start to finish ...' - Steve Else, Reviews in Religion and Theology