Thursday, April 21, 2011
An Interesting New Book
The Mind and The Machine - Matthew Dickerson
Excerpt from the publisher's comments -
"What does it mean to be human? Some naturalists believe that the human mind can be reduced to brain biology, suggesting that we are no more than complex biochemical machines. Computer scientist Matthew Dickerson critiques a physicalist/naturalist view of human persons and defends theistic accounts of human nature. He responds to the widespread assertion that human consciousness is nothing more than "software" that can one day be downloaded into supercomputers."