A Brief History of the Soul, Paperback / softback Book

A Brief History of the Soul Paperback / softback

Part of the Brief Histories of Philosophy series


This book is a clear and concise history of the soul in western philosophy, from Plato to cutting-edge contemporary work in philosophy of mind. * Packed with arguments for and against a range of different, historically significant philosophies of the soul * Addresses the essential issues, including mind-body interaction, the causal closure of the physical world, and the philosophical implications of the brain sciences for the soul's existence * Includes coverage of theories from key figures, such as Plato, Aquinas, Locke, Hume, and Descartes * Unique in combining the history of ideas and the development of a powerful case for a non-reductionist, non-materialist account of the soul


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