Reality, Religion, and the Mind examines metaphysics, the basic, broad study of reality. The field encompasses such fundamental questions as the following: Is there really a God? Is there life on other planets? Do other people feel the same sensations that I do? In addition, this volume explores philosophy of mind, a subfield within metaphysics, which asks such questions as whether the mind is the same thing as the brain. Coverage also includes philosophy of religion, another subfield within metaphysics. What, or who, is God? Are there souls? Can science and religion contradict each other? Is there a religious reality that is different from a scientific one? Reality, Religion, and the Mind outlines different ways philosophers have attempted to answer these questions and more.
Black-and-white illustrations. Index. Appendix. Bibliography. Glossary.
About the Author(s)
David Boersema is the Douglas C. Strain Chair of Natural Philosophy at Pacific University. His books include Philosophy of Human Rights: Theory and Practice, Pragmatism and Reference, and Philosophy of Science. He is a member of the American Philosophical Association's Committee on Pre-College Instruction in Philosophy.
Kari Middleton received her Ph.D. in philosophy from Syracuse University.