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The Resource Absence of mind : the dispelling of inwardness from the modern myth of the self, Marilynne Robinson

Absence of mind : the dispelling of inwardness from the modern myth of the self, Marilynne Robinson

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Absence of mind : the dispelling of inwardness from the modern myth of the self
Title
Absence of mind
Title remainder
the dispelling of inwardness from the modern myth of the self
Statement of responsibility
Marilynne Robinson
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. By defending the importance of individual reflection, Robinson celebrates the power and variety of human consciousness in the tradition of William James. She explores the nature of subjectivity and considers the culture in which Sigmund Freud was situated and its influence on his model of self and civilization. Through keen interpretations of language, emotion, science, and poetry, Absence of Mind restores human consciousness to its central place in the religion-science debate
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Cataloging source
E7B
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Robinson, Marilynne
Dewey number
201/.65
Index
index present
LC call number
BL241
LC item number
.R58 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Dwight Harrington Terry Foundation
Series statement
The Terry lectures
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  • Religion and science
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Thought and thinking
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Religion and science
  • Thought and thinking
Label
Absence of mind : the dispelling of inwardness from the modern myth of the self, Marilynne Robinson
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Publication
Note
Essays from the lectures delivered at Yale University, the Dwight Harrington Terry Foundation
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- On human nature -- The strange history of altruism -- The Freudian self -- Thinking again
Control code
808346523
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 158 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300166477
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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  • 22573/ctt1132tc
  • 85f5a2c0-b058-47c8-98a8-f1c3a5ba49df
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)808346523
Label
Absence of mind : the dispelling of inwardness from the modern myth of the self, Marilynne Robinson
Publication
Note
Essays from the lectures delivered at Yale University, the Dwight Harrington Terry Foundation
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- On human nature -- The strange history of altruism -- The Freudian self -- Thinking again
Control code
808346523
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 158 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300166477
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1132tc
  • 85f5a2c0-b058-47c8-98a8-f1c3a5ba49df
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)808346523

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