Absence of Mind

Absence of Mind

The Dispelling of Inwardness From the Modern Myth of the Self

Book - 2010
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"In this ambitious book, acclaimed writer Marilynne Robinson applies her astute intellect to some of the most vexing topics in the history of human thought?science, religion, and consciousness. Crafted with the same care and insight as her award-winning novels, Absence of Mind challenges postmodern atheists who crusade against religion under the banner of science. In Robinson?s view, scientific reasoning does not denote a sense of logical infallibility, as thinkers like Richard Dawkins might suggest. Instead, in its purest form, science represents a search for answers. It engages the problem of knowledge, an aspect of the mystery of consciousness, rather than providing a simple and final model of reality" --Cover, p. 2.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2010
ISBN: 9780300145182
Branch Call Number: 215 Robinson
Characteristics: xviii, 158 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Dwight Harrington Terry Foundation


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