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By Daniel A. Helminiak

A confident critique of neuropsychological study on human awareness and spiritual adventure that applies the idea of Bernard Lonergan.

Brain, realization, and God is a optimistic critique of neuroscientific examine on human awareness and spiritual event. An enough epistemology—a thought of knowledge—is had to handle this subject, yet this day there exists no consensus on what human figuring out skill, specially concerning nonmaterial realities. Daniel A. Helminiak turns to twentieth-century theologian and thinker Bernard Lonergan’s leap forward research of human realization and its implications for epistemology and philosophy of technology. Lucidly summarizing Lonergan’s key principles, Helminiak applies them to questions on technological know-how, psychology, and faith. in addition to Lonergan, eminent theorists in realization reports and neuroscience get deserved, precise realization. Helminiak demonstrates the truth of the immaterial brain and, addressing the Cartesian “mind-body problem,” explains how physique and brain can make up one being, an individual. Human attention is gifted not just as wisdom of gadgets, but additionally as self-presence, the self-conscious event of human subjectivity, a non secular fact. Lonergan’s analyses let us say precisely what “spiritual” potential, and it desire don't have anything to do with God.

Daniel A. Helminiak is Professor of Psychology on the collage of West Georgia. he's the writer of many books, together with Religion and the Human Sciences: An procedure through Spirituality and The Human middle of Spirituality: brain as Psyche and Spirit, either additionally released by way of SUNY Press.

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