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Minds, brains, souls, and gods : a conversation on faith, psychology, and neuroscience

Author: Malcolm A Jeeves
Publisher: Downers Grove, Illinois : InterVarsity Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm A Jeeves
ISBN: 9780830839988 0830839984
OCLC Number: 828037554
Description: 219 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: What is psychology, and how should we approach it? --
What is the relationship between the mind and the brain? --
How free am I? : free will and determinism --
Determinism, genetics, and the "God gene" --
Have Benjamin Libet's experiments exploded the free-will myth? --
But is it all in the brain? : the emergence of social neuroscience --
But what about the soul? --
Don't parapsychology and near-death experiences prove the existence of the soul? --
What makes us human? : the development of evolutionary psychology --
Are humans different? : what about morality in animals? --
What is the difference between altruism, altruistic love and agape? --
Does language uniquely define us as humans? --
Does my brain have a "God spot"? --
Does God guide and direct us? --
Does neuropsychology have anything to offer psychotherapy and counseling? --
Are religious beliefs the twenty-first-century opium of the people? : what about placebo effects? --
What about spirituality? : is it a separate "religious" part of me? --
Can science "explain away" religion? --
Where next?
Responsibility: Malcolm Jeeves.
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