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Life in the FleshAn Anti-Gnostic Spiritual Philosophy$
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Adam G. Cooper

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199546626

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546626.001.0001

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Mind and Body

Mind and Body

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Life in the Flesh

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Philosophical debate continues over the relation of mind to body. ‘Cartesian dualism’ is the dirty word, but can even a moderate materialism make proper sense of the full range of human intellectual and spiritual activity? Determining whether, what, and how we know calls for a philosophy of the flesh articulated in full consciousness of our bodily situatedness. At the same time, a philosophy of the flesh, or even a philosophy in the flesh, does not require a scepticism about the human capacity for transcendence, or agnosticism about the reality of transcendent truth.

Keywords:   mind, body, brain, knowledge, epistemology, neurology, dualism, cognition

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