The resounding soul : reflections on the metaphysics and vivacity of the human person / edited by Eric Austin Lee & Samuel Kimbriel.

  • Eugene, Oregon : Cascade Books, [2015]
  • ©2015
xviii, 405 pages ; 23 cm.


Summary note
"It is surely not coincidental that the term "soul" should mean not only the center of a creature's life and consciousness, but also a thing or action characterized by intense vivacity ("that bike's got soul!"). It also seems far from coincidental that the same contemporary academic discussions that have largely cast aside the language of "soul" in their quest to define the character of human mental life should themselves be so--how to say it?--bloodless, so lacking in soul. This volume arises from the opposite premise, namely that the task of understanding human nature is bound up with and in important respects dependent upon the more critical task of learning to be fully human, of learning to have soul. The papers collected here are derived from a conference in Oxford sponsored by the Centre of Theology and Philosophy and together explore the often surprising landscape that emerges when human consciousness is approached from this angle. Drawing upon literary, philosophical, theological, historical, and musical modes of analysis, the essays of this volume vividly remind the reader of the power of the ancient language of soul over against contemporary impulses to reduce, fragment, and overly determine human selfhood." -- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction / Samuel Kimbriel and Eric Austin Lee -- The experience of death: the immortality of the soul and the unity of the person in Landsberg, Scheler, and Augustine / Anna Piazza -- Bernard Stiegler's politics of the soul and his new otium of the people / Johann Rossouw -- Eucharistic anthropology: Alexander Schmemann's conception of beings in time / Andrew T.J. Kaethler -- The psychology of cosmopolitics / John Milbank -- "Know thyself": the soul of anatomical dissection / Kimbell Kornu -- Persons and narratives: a physicalist account of the soul / K. Nicholas Forti -- Transcending the body/soul distinction through the perspective of Maximus the Confessor's anthropology / Sotiris Mitralexis -- Nous (energeia) and kardia (dynamis) in the holistic anthropology of St. Gregory Palamas / Nichifor Tănase -- Souls, minds, bodies, and planets / Mary Midgley -- The soul in the novel: from Daniel Defoe to David Foster Wallace / Edmund Waldstein -- Difficult conversion: Shakespeare and the soul of religion / Anthony D. Baker -- Both, between, and beyond: the third term and the relation constituting being / L.C. Wilson -- Strategies of the gift: body and soul in John Paul II and Levinas / Nigel Zimmermann -- Redeeming duality: anthropological split-ness and embodied soteriology / Lexi Eikelboom -- Music and liminal ethics: facilitating a "soulful reality" / Férdia J. Stone-Davis -- The soul and "all things": contribution to a postmodern account of the soul / W. Chris Hackett -- The soul at work: a reading in Catholic romanticism / Simone Kotva -- Soul music and soul-less selving / William Desmond.
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