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All in the Mind? Does Neuroscience Challenge Faith?

Dr Peter Clarke

Paperback 2015-05-15

Peter Clarke
Has neuroscience proved that religious beliefs are simply the products of abnormal brain events? In this comprehensive study, neuroscientist Peter Clarke looks at how the brain works - considering such concepts as free will, near death experiences, and the soul - and surveys leading thinkers on brain science.

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Peter Clarke, a member of the advisory board of the Faraday Institute, and a neuroscientist, examines what it means to be "human". Many believe that the findings of neuroscience refute religious belief, and that religious experiences are simply the products of abnormal brain events. But does the evidence back up such claims? In this comprehensive study, Clarke looks at how the brain works, addressing such areas as the nature of free will, near death experiences, and the idea of a soul. He examines the ideas of leading thinkers, including Francis Crick, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sigmund Freud, Sam Harris and Daniel Wegner. Using up-to-date research, this luminous volume will provide a grounded and balanced approach to the debate.

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Peter Clarke
Has neuroscience proved that religious beliefs are simply the products of abnormal brain events? In this comprehensive study, neuroscientist Peter Clarke looks at how the brain works - considering such concepts as free will, near death experiences, and the soul - and surveys leading thinkers on brain science.

Publisher Description

Peter Clarke, a member of the advisory board of the Faraday Institute, and a neuroscientist, examines what it means to be "human". Many believe that the findings of neuroscience refute religious belief, and that religious experiences are simply the products of abnormal brain events. But does the evidence back up such claims? In this comprehensive study, Clarke looks at how the brain works, addressing such areas as the nature of free will, near death experiences, and the idea of a soul. He examines the ideas of leading thinkers, including Francis Crick, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sigmund Freud, Sam Harris and Daniel Wegner. Using up-to-date research, this luminous volume will provide a grounded and balanced approach to the debate.

Koorong Code425121
ISBN0745956750
EAN9780745956756
Pages256
DepartmentAcademic
CategoryScience
PublisherLion Hudson Publishing
Publication DateMay 2015
Dimensions345.948 x 3658.108 x 5432.298mm
Weight0.000316kg