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Human Being, the World and God : Studies at the Interface of Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Mind
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This book offers a philosophical analysis of what it is to be a human being in all her aspects. It analyses what is meant by the self and the I and how this feeling of a self or an I is connected to the brain. It studies specific cases of brain disorders, based on the idea that in order to understand the common, one has to study the specific. The book shows how the self is thought of as a three-fold relationship between an emergent self, a neural self, and a subjective neural self. It explains that the self in the world tackles philosophical problems such as the problem of free will, the problem of evil, the problem of human uniqueness, compassion and empathy. It demonstrates how the problem of time and of causality also have its place here. For many people, the world includes the ultimate world; hence the book provides an analysis and evaluation of different models of Ultimate Reality or God, and possible relationships between human beings and the Ultimate Reality (God). The book also presents an answer to the philosophical problem of how one could understand divine action in the world.