<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Review of 'The Emergent Self' by William Hasker (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_07/PaperSummary_7309.htm">Review of 'The Emergent Self' by William Hasker</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/B/Author_Baker (Lynne Rudder).htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 65 (2002): 734-736</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=800><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_07/PaperSummary_7309.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_07/PaperCitings_7309.htm">Books / Papers Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_07/PapersToNotes_7309.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Author s Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>The aim of <I>The Emergent Self</I> is to present and defend a particular stance on the mind-body problem. Hasker s strategy is to consider various versions of materialism (or physicalism; he uses the terms interchangeably), then to present objections that, he argues, are fatal to them. After a chapter defending libertarian free will, he critically surveys dualistic alternatives to materialism, and then offers his own version of dualism, Emergent Dualism. He concludes with a discussion of the metaphysical possibility of <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_9/Notes_978.htm">life after death</A><SUP>1</SUP>. </li><li><I>The Emergent Self</I> is valuable not least because it runs so thoroughly against the grain of contemporary philosophy of mind and metaphysics. Hasker defends a kind of substance dualism. In motivating this now-neglected approach, he ranges over a considerable field, discussing, among other things, <ul type="disc"><li>Kim on <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_12/Notes_1263.htm">supervenience</A><SUP>2</SUP> and mental <a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_39.htm">causation</A><SUP>3</SUP>, </li><li>Frankfurt on alternative possibilities, </li><li>Nagel on panpsychism, </li><li>Swinburne on the soul, </li><li>O Connor on agent <a name="4"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_39.htm">causation</A><SUP>4</SUP>, </li><li>van Inwagen on the impossibility of recreation, and </li><li>Searle on emergent features of systems.</li></ul> </li></ol></FONT><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><BR><BR>See <a name="W2937W"></a><A HREF = "http://people.umass.edu/lrb/files/bak02emeS.pdf" TARGET = "_top">Link</A>. Also, <a name="5"></a><A HREF = "../../Authors/H/Author_Hasker (William).htm">William Hasker</A>.<BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T06:57" pubdate>02/08/2018 06:57:21</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>