A headline like “The mind does not exist” is meant to provoke strong reactions. It prepared me to disagree, so I was surprised to find myself thinking maybe there was some merit to the idea.
It makes sense to me that the mind is not fully reducible to the brain and its activity, and that mental states are causally meaningful. At the same time, it makes sense that the mind is mediated by the brain, arising from the numerous interactions of nerve cells and other biological entities, possibly as an outgrowth of sensory perception turned inward.
Summary: The contributors in this volume chart the factors contributing to and consequences of what they see as a declining intellectual life in the United States.
Global poverty, inter-faith engagement, church planting: what do these require besides a prayerful spirit, a willing heart, and an available body? Greg Jao answers his Urbana15 seminar, Developing your Mind for God’s Global Mission.
“Kuyper makes much of the fact that the Kingdom of Christ is much bigger than the institutional church.” (Mouw, 57)