Friday, February 17, 2012

View Jeffrey Brower's Philosophy Lecture

As human beings, we possess both minds and bodies. But what is their nature and how are we related to them?  Are we essentially material objects, immaterial persons, or partly material and partly immaterial beings?  According to Dr. Brower, we can learn a great deal from the broadly Aristotelian approach that Thomas Aquinas, the great Medieval Aristotelian, takes to answering these questions.  His approach not only provides us with an attractive alternative to the standard forms of materialism and dualism in philosophy of mind, but also offers us an intriguing set of options for what happens to us after death.