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The Evolution of the Soul Hardcover – July 24, 1986


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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; y First edition (July 24, 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198249152
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198249153
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,761,925 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This book is useful (indeed 'necessary') for philosophers of religion, especially those interested in natural theology."--Religious Studies Review


"I do not know of a better or more persuasive statement of the case for dualist interactionism."--Nature


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About the Author

Richard Swinburne is Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Oriel College, since 1985. He was previously Professor of Philosophy at the University of Keele. He is the author of many notable books on the philosophy of religion in general and of the philosophy of Christianity in particular. Most recently, he offered general readers a powerful and lucid defence of religious belief in the modern world, in Is There a God? (Oxford University Press, 1996). --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Richard Swinburne is a British philosopher. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, and was Professor of the Philosophy of Religion at Oxford University from 1985 until 2002.His latest book Mind. Brain and Free Will argues that humans consist of two parts, body and soul, and that humans have free will. He is best known for his trilogy on the philosophy of theism (The Coherence of Theism, The Existence of God, and Faith and Reason). The Existence of God (2nd edition, 2004)claims that arguments from the existence of laws of nature, those laws as being such as to lead to the evolution of human bodies, and humans being conscious, make it probable that there is a God. He has written four books on the meaning and justification of central Christian doctrines (including Providence and the Problem of Evil); and he has applied his views about what is made probable by what evidence to the evidence about the Resurrection of Jesus in The Resurrection of God Incarnate. Is there a God? and Was Jesus God? are short books summarizing the arguments of the longer books. He has written at various lengths on many of the other major issues of philosophy (including epistemology, the study of what makes a belief rational or justified, in his book Epistemic Justification). He lives in Oxford, and lectures frequently in many different countries.

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41 of 49 people found the following review helpful By wordtrade@wordtrade.com on July 6, 1998
Format: Paperback
Human beings have evolved from animals, and animals from inanimate matter; but what has evolved is qualitatively different from the inanimate matter from which it began. Both humans and the higher animals have a mental life of sensation, thought, purpose, desire, and belief. Although these mental states in part cause, and are caused by, brain states, they are distinct from them. Richard Swinburne argues that we can only make sense of this interaction by supposing that mental states are states of a soul, a mental substance in interaction with the body. Although both have a rich mental life, human souls, unlike animal souls, are capable of logical thought, have moral beliefs, have free will, and have an internal structure (so that their beliefs and desires are formed largely by other beliefs and desires inhering in the soul). Professor Swinburne concludes that there is no full scientific explanation available for the evolution of the soul, and almost certainly there never will be. For this revised edition Professor Swinburne has taken the opportunity to strengthen and expand his book to take account of developments in this area of philosophy since the first edition. He adds a prolegomenon and seven new appendixes, in addition to minor revisions of the main text. Richard Swinburne has been Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Oriel College, since 1985. He is a Fellow of the British Academy.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By M. OLSON on February 27, 2010
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A very detailed (This is a book that spends 15 pages describing "sensations.")and fairly advanced description of dualism. Most people should be able to understand "The Evolution of the Soul" with some patience.
If you are new to the whole naturalism debate, I would recommend, in addition to this book, listening to J.P. Moreland's free MP3s available on the web. His book, "The Recalcitrant Imago Dei" is also a great resource on the subject.
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By Stephen Gyabronka on August 18, 2014
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No other book like this!!!
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