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The Resource Death of the soul : from Descartes to the computer, William Barrett

Death of the soul : from Descartes to the computer, William Barrett

Label
Death of the soul : from Descartes to the computer
Title
Death of the soul
Title remainder
from Descartes to the computer
Statement of responsibility
William Barrett
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Ever since Descartes saw nature as a vast, interlocking machine and science banished the soul, philosophers have been uncomfortable with this materialistic outlook. Barrett (Irrational Man here looks at the way in which various thinkers have attempted to put the human soul or self in the forefront of their visions of reality. He discusses Leibniz's energized universe of monads, or individual souls, Hegel's blueprint for self-realization as part of the unfolding of the "world spirit" and the existentialists' belief that anxiety and death are personal problems each of us must wrestle with. Unconvinced by modern descriptions of the mind as a computer, Barrett debunks Alan Turing's claim that a future computer could write first-rate poetry; he also refutes behaviorism and Wittgenstein. This short book engages the reader in an open-ended dialogue with major Western thinkers on the central questions of the soul, death and consciousness
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1913-1992
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barrett, William
Dewey number
128/.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BD421
LC item number
.B33 1986
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soul
  • Intellect
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Âme
  • Intelligence
  • Civilisation
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Intellect
  • Soul
  • Geest
  • Bewustzijn
  • Wetenschap
  • Technologie
  • Seele
  • Philosophie
  • Kulturphilosophie
Label
Death of the soul : from Descartes to the computer, William Barrett
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part : 1 Gathering of a new age -- A century of genius -- Soul and reason -- The puzzle of sensation -- Part 2: The pivot -- A map of the modern world -- The power of the midn -- The finitude of mind -- Duty and beauty -- Dispersion -- The substantial soul -- The disappearing self -- Analytic philosophy and the computer
Control code
ocm12418684
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 173 pages
Isbn
9780385159654
Lccn
82045317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o12418684
  • (OCoLC)12418684
Label
Death of the soul : from Descartes to the computer, William Barrett
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part : 1 Gathering of a new age -- A century of genius -- Soul and reason -- The puzzle of sensation -- Part 2: The pivot -- A map of the modern world -- The power of the midn -- The finitude of mind -- Duty and beauty -- Dispersion -- The substantial soul -- The disappearing self -- Analytic philosophy and the computer
Control code
ocm12418684
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 173 pages
Isbn
9780385159654
Lccn
82045317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o12418684
  • (OCoLC)12418684

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