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Author Skirry, Justin.

Title Descartes and the metaphysics of human nature / Justin Skirry
Published London ; New York : Continuum, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 179 pages)
Series Continuum studies in philosophy
Continuum studies in philosophy.
Contents Cover; Editorial Board; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Abbreviations; A Supporting Website; Preface; A Parallel Text of the Didache; Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION; PartI THE COMPOSITIONAL HISTORY OF THE DIDACHE; Chapter 2 THE ''EUCHARISTIC'' PRAYERS IN DIDACHE 9 AND 10; Chapter 3 THE INTEGRITY OF DIDACHE 16; Chapter 4 ELEMENTS WITHIN DIDACHE 1-5; Chapter 5 THE PERI LAYER: 6.1-3; 7.1a, c, e, 4a; 9.1-5a; 11.3a, 4-6; 16.1-6,8-9; Chapter 6 THE PROPHET DOCUMENT: 10.1-7; 11.7-9,12; 12.1-5; Chapter 7 THE MODIFYING TEACHER LAYER: 1.5a-6; 7.1b, d, 2-3,4b; 8.1-2a,2c-3; 9.5b; 11.1-2; 11.10-11
13.11-15.2Chapter 8 THE GOSPEL LAYER: 8.2b; 11.3b; 15.3-4; Chapter 9 THE FULL EXTENT OF THE PERI LAYER; Chapter 10 CONCLUSION: THE COMPOSITIONAL HISTORY OF THE DIDACHE; Part II THE POINTS OF CONTACT BETWEEN THE DIDACHE AND MATTHEW''S GOSPEL; Chapter 11 MATTHEW''S GOSPEL AND THE MODIFYING TEACHER LAYER; Chapter 12 MATTHEW''S GOSPEL AND THE PROPHET LAYER; Chapter 13 MATTHEW''S GOSPEL AND DIDACHE 16; Chapter 14 MATTHEW''S GOSPEL AND DIDACHE 1.1-6; Chapter 15 FURTHER POINTS OF CONTACT BETWEEN MATTHEW''S GOSPEL AND THE PERI/BASE LAYER; Part III CONCLUSION; Chapter 16 CONCLUSION; Bibliography
Summary The traditional account of mind/body union attributed to Descartes supposes that the immaterial, thinking mind and the material, non-thinking body interact by means of efficient causation - that the mind causes events in the body, e.g. the voluntary raising of an arm, and vice versa, e.g. the visual sensation of a tree. But this gives rise to a notorious philosophical problem: how can this causal interaction occur between the spiritual mind and the physical body since they have absolutely nothing in common and cannot come into contact with one another?Justin Skirry's book shows how Descartes i
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-176) and index
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Subject Descartes, René, 1596-1650.
Mind and body.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005049367
ISBN 1847144063 (electronic bk.)
9781847144065 (electronic bk.)