<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Body, Mind and Death (Flew (Anthony), Ed.) - Theo Todman's Book Collection (Book-Paper Abstracts)</title> <link href="../../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../../TT_ICO.png" /> </head> <a name="Top"></a> <BODY> <div id="header"> <HR><H1>Theo Todman's Book Collection (Book-Paper Abstracts)</H1></div> <hr><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950><tr><td colspan =3><A HREF = "../BookSummary_472.htm">Body, Mind and Death</A></td></tr><tr><td colspan =3><A HREF = "../../../Authors/F/Author_Flew (Anthony).htm">Flew (Anthony)</a>, Ed.</td></tr><tr><td colspan =3>This Page provides (where held) the <b>Abstract</b> of the above <b>Book</b> and those of all the <b>Papers</b> contained in it.</td></tr><tr><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td><td><A HREF = "../BookCitings_472.htm">Books / Papers Citing this Book</A></td><td><A HREF = "../BooksToNotes_472.htm">Notes Citing this Book</A></td></tr></tr></TABLE></CENTER><hr> <P ALIGN = "Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>BOOK ABSTRACT: </B><BR><BR><U>Back Cover Blurb</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>This book brings together important investigations into the meaning of mind, the variety of relations between mind and body, and how these matters affect speculation about an <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../../Notes/Notes_9/Notes_978.htm">afterlife</A><SUP>1</SUP>. </li><li>The sources range from Plato and Aristotle to the modern contributions represented by such men as William James, F. H. Bradley, and Gilbert Ryle. </li><li>Editor Antony Flew's important introduction identifies the main features of the problem and places it in the context of current controversies. </li></ol></FONT><BR><U>Contents</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>Flew  Introduction  1 </li><li>Hippocrates of Cos (c. 460-357 BC)<BR>& The so-called "sacred disease" (epilepsy)  31<BR>& The physiological bases of experience  32</li><li>Plato (c. 427-347 BC)<BR>& The person as an incorporeal soul  34<BR>& Two senses of "soul" confused  37<BR>& Learning really recollection  39<BR>& Death a release of the soul  42<BR>& True philosophers those who know the Forms  46<BR>& Ideal concepts acquired in our former lives  47<BR>& The soul not an harmony but a substance  50<BR>& The soul as the Form of Life must be immortal  55<BR>& The evil of the soul does not destroy it  63<BR>& The soul as the eternal unmoved mover  67<BR>& The Myth of Er  69<BR>& The escape of the incorporeal soul in death  70</li><li>Aristotle (384-322 BC)<BR>& The essence of the soul  72<BR>& The immortality of the intellect suggested  74<BR>& The soul as the (Aristotelian) form of the body  76<BR>& Soul and body essentially related  79<BR>& The immortality of the intellect again  80</li><li>Polybius (c. 204-122 BC)<BR>& Political exploitation of superstition in Rome  82</li><li>Lucretius (c. 98-55 BC)<BR>& Homage to Epicurus as the prophet of anti-superstition  83<BR>& Life and consciousness emerge from non-living and non-conscious elements  84<BR>& Mind and soul corporeal in nature  85<BR>& Destroyed and scattered by death and dissolution  87</li><li>Tertullian (c. 160-220)<BR>& The soul as an "astral body"  91</li><li>St. Augustine (354-430)<BR>& The soul is like God  94<BR>& Incorporeal  97</li><li>St. Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225-1274)<BR>& The soul not a body  101<BR>& Yet a substance  102<BR>& Though this is not true of the souls of the brutes  105<BR>& The soul not the man  105<BR>& But indestructible  106<BR>& Its essential powers remain after death  107<BR>& And it tends to fly to its final destiny  108<BR>& What happens to the sensitive powers  108<BR>& The resurrection of the body  109<BR>& The very same body  111<BR>& Will it really be the same man?  112</li><li>Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679)<BR>& Both man and the state as kinds of machine  115<BR>& Sensory experience a motion in the brain  116<BR>& Stuff the only sort of substance  117<BR>& Having a soul is just being alive  119<BR>& Pernicious Aristotelian nonsense  120</li><li>Rene Descartes (1596-1650)<BR>& Living bodies as kinds of machine  125<BR>& I am essentially a thinking thing  130<BR>& Thought comprises every sort of consciousness 133<BR>& The incorporeal soul in the bodily machine 137</li><li>Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677)<BR>& A geometrical psychology  144<BR>& Mind and body essentially the same  146<BR>& Blessedness is virtue itself, and not its reward  147</li><li>G. W. F. Leibniz (1646-1716)<BR>& The Occasionalist view of mind and body  149<BR>& Illustrated by the analogy of the two clocks  152</li><li>John Locke (1632-1704)<BR>& Body, soul, and consciousness  154<BR>& The identity of the man and of the person  155<BR>& How important is the human shape? 163<BR>& Our vocabulary not a complete list of possible kinds  164</li><li>Joseph Butler (1692-1752)<BR>& On personal identity  166<BR>& On a future life  172 </li><li>David Hume (1711-1776)<BR>& On the immortality of the soul  181 <BR>& On personal identity  188 </li><li>T. H. Huxley (1825-1895)<BR>& Living bodies as kinds of machine: Descartes reconsidered in the light of further advances in physiology  196 </li><li>William James (1842-1910)<BR>& Mental action is perhaps simply a function of brain action  206 <BR>& Why this idea does not necessarily discredit the mental  208 </li><li>F. H. Bradley (1846-1924)<BR>What spiritualist evidence does not establish  212 </li><li>C. J. Ducasse (1881-?)<BR>& The empirical case for personal survival  221 </li><li>Lord Adrian (1889-?)<BR>& A physiological approach to the mind  231 </li><li>Sir Herbert Louis 1st Viscount Samuel (1870-1963)<BR>& We have made no progress towards explaining how the mind is attached to the body  237 </li><li>A. J. Ayer (1910-?)<BR>& But this is to misconceive the problem  241 </li><li>Gilbert Ryle (1900-?) <BR>& Which should not be set in general terms 245<BR>& The absurdity of the official doctrine of "the ghost in the machine"  248<BR>& The intellectualist legend  258<BR>& The errors of Behaviourism  262</li><li>P. T. Geach (1916-?)<BR>& Could sensuous experiences occur apart from an organism? 265</li><li>John Hick (1922-?)<BR>& The doctrine of the resurrection of the body reconsidered  270</li><li>U. T. Place (1924-?)<BR>& Consciousness is just brain-processes  276</li><li>Hilary Putnam (1926-?)<BR>& Minds and machines  288</li><li>Bibliographical Notes 297 </li></ol></FONT></P> <P ALIGN = "Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR><BR>"<B><A HREF = "../../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_00/PaperSummary_535.htm">Butler (Joseph) - Of Personal Identity</A></B>"<BR><BR><B>Source</B>: Perry - Personal Identity<BR><BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>COMMENT: </B><ul type="disc"><li>Also in "<A HREF = "../../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_472.htm">Flew (Anthony), Ed. - Body, Mind and Death</A>". </li><li>See <A HREF = "http://metaphysicist.com/articles/Butler_Identity.pdf" TARGET = "_top">Link</A> </li></ul></P> <P ALIGN = "Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR><BR>"<B><A HREF = "../../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_11/PaperSummary_11337.htm">Flew (Anthony) - Body, Mind and Death: Introduction</A></B>"<BR><BR><B>Source</B>: Flew - Body, Mind and Death<BR></P> <P ALIGN = "Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR><BR>"<B><A HREF = "../../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_00/PaperSummary_821.htm">Geach (Peter) - Mental Acts (selections)</A></B>"<BR><BR><B>Source</B>: Block - Readings in Philosophy of Psychology - Vol 2<BR><BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>COMMENT: </B>Also a few more in "<A HREF = "../../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_472.htm">Flew (Anthony), Ed. - Body, Mind and Death</A>"</P> <P ALIGN = "Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR><BR>"<B><A HREF = "../../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_01/PaperSummary_1334.htm">Hume (David) - Of the Immortality of the Soul</A></B>"<BR><BR><B>Source</B>: Edwards - Immortality<BR><BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>COMMENT: </B>Also in "<A HREF = "../../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_472.htm">Flew (Anthony), Ed. - Body, Mind and Death</A>" (double-check identical!)</P> <P ALIGN = "Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR><BR>"<B><A HREF = "../../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_00/PaperSummary_690.htm">Place (U.T.) - Is Consciousness a Brain Process?</A></B>"<BR><BR><B>Source</B>: Lycan - Mind and Cognition - An Anthology<BR><BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>COMMENT: </B>Also in <ul type="disc"><li>"<A HREF = "../../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_68.htm">Borst (C.V.) - The Mind-Brain Identity Theory</A>"; </li><li>"<A HREF = "../../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_472.htm">Flew (Anthony), Ed. - Body, Mind and Death</A>", and </li><li>"<A HREF = "../../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_544.htm">Chappell (Vere), Ed. - The Philosophy of Mind</A>". </li></ul></P> <P ALIGN = "Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR><BR>"<B><A HREF = "../../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_01/PaperSummary_1335.htm">Butler (Joseph) - Of a Future Life</A></B>"<BR><BR><B>Source</B>: Flew - Body, Mind and Death<BR><BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>COMMENT: </B>Excerpts from Chap. 1 of "The Analogy of Religion"</P> <P ALIGN = "Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR><BR>"<B><A HREF = "../../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_01/PaperSummary_1336.htm">Huxley (T.H.) - Animal Automatism (excerpts)</A></B>"<BR><BR><B>Source</B>: Flew - Body, Mind and Death<BR></P> <P ALIGN = "Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR><BR>"<B><A HREF = "../../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_01/PaperSummary_1337.htm">Bradley (F.H.) - The Evidences of Spiritualism (excerpts)</A></B>"<BR><BR><B>Source</B>: Flew - Body, Mind and Death<BR></P> <P ALIGN = "Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR><BR>"<B><A HREF = "../../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_01/PaperSummary_1333.htm">Ducasse (C.J.) - Is Life After Death Possible</A></B>"<BR><BR><B>Source</B>: Flew - Body, Mind and Death<BR></P> <P ALIGN = "Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR><BR>"<B><A HREF = "../../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_01/PaperSummary_1338.htm">Adrian (Lord) - A Physiological Approach to the Mind</A></B>"<BR><BR><B>Source</B>: Flew - Body, Mind and Death<BR></P> <P ALIGN = "Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR><BR>"<B><A HREF = "../../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_01/PaperSummary_1339.htm">Louis (Viscount Samuel) - We Have Made No Progress Towards Explaining How the Mind is Attached to the Body</A></B>"<BR><BR><B>Source</B>: Flew - Body, Mind and Death<BR></P> <P ALIGN = "Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR><BR>"<B><A HREF = "../../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_01/PaperSummary_1340.htm">Ayer (A.J.) - But This Is To Misunderstand the Problem</A></B>"<BR><BR><B>Source</B>: Flew - Body, Mind and Death<BR><BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>COMMENT: </B>Response to "<A HREF = "../../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_01/PaperSummary_1339.htm">Louis (Viscount Samuel) - We Have Made No Progress Towards Explaining How the Mind is Attached to the Body</A>".</P> <P ALIGN = "Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR><BR>"<B><A HREF = "../../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_01/PaperSummary_1341.htm">Ryle (Gilbert) - Which Should Not Be Set In General Terms</A></B>"<BR><BR><B>Source</B>: Flew - Body, Mind and Death<BR><BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>COMMENT: </B>Response to "<A HREF = "../../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_01/PaperSummary_1339.htm">Louis (Viscount Samuel) - We Have Made No Progress Towards Explaining How the Mind is Attached to the Body</A>".</P> <P ALIGN = "Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR><BR>"<B><A HREF = "../../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_16/PaperSummary_16749.htm">Hick (John) - The Doctrine of the Resurrection of the Body Reconsidered</A></B>"<BR><BR><B>Source</B>: Flew - Body, Mind and Death<BR><BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>COMMENT: </B><ul type="disc"><li>This is a slightly shorter extract to "<A HREF = "../../../Abstracts/Abstract_12/Abstract_12611.htm">Hick (John) - Theology and Verification (extract)</A>". </li><li>The full paper - "Theology and Verification" - originally appeared in Theology Today, Vol. 17, 1960.</li></ul></P> <a name="ColourConventions"></a><hr><br><B><U>Text Colour Conventions</U> (see <A HREF="../../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</B><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; 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