Phantoms in the Brain
A review of "Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind" by V.S. Ramachandran and Sandra Blakesee, focusing on the question of whether God exists both external to ourselves and within our own minds.
# 15827 | 1,924 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2002 |
Published on Jan 29, 2003 in Literature (English) , Psychology (Jung) , English (Analysis) , Philosophy (Epistemology) , Religion and Theology (General)
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This paper analyzes the question of the nature of humanity and divinity -asking not "Does God exist?" but "Where does God exist?" The paper examines if God is something real and external or a product of our immensely busy human brain. The paper offers a neurological and psychological view to this issue and discusses the ideas of various scholars.
From the Paper:"For the neurologist "along with the psychologist, and indeed the rest of us as well " the question about the nature of humanity and divinity should perhaps not be "Does God exist?" but "Where does God exist?" Is he (or she or they, depending upon one's pantheon) something real and external, or a product of our immensely busy human brain?
Of course, it may be true that God exists both external to ourselves and within our own minds, but V.S. Ramachandran and Sandra Blakesee, in Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind along with other scholars like Oliver Sacks and Joseph Ledoux suggest that it is more likely that God is a function of the ways in which our brains work."
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