Human beings have a mental life of sensation, thought, purpose, desire, and belief. Although these mental states in part cause, and are caused by brain states, they are distinct from them. Richard Swinburne argues that we can only make sense of this interaction by supposing that mental states are states of a soul, a mental substance in interaction with the body.
Richard Swinburne is a Fellows of the British Academy. From 1985 to 2002 he was Nolloth Professor of the Christian Religion, University of Oxford. He is the author of many books on the nature and justification of religious belief, and on other areas of philosophy including the philosophy of mind and epistemology.
Join us On Monday, Oct. 11, 2010 at 7 p.m. in the Wallace All Faiths Chapel for this exciting lecture and book signing. For more information, please contact Dr. Charles Hughes at 714.997.6636.