Absence of Mind: The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self

Title

Absence of Mind: The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self

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Document Type

Book

Description

In this ambitious book, acclaimed writer Marilynne Robinson applies her astute intellect to some of the most vexing topics in the history of human thought-- science, religion, and consciousness. Crafted with the same care and insight as her award-winning novels, Absence of Mind challenges postmodern atheists who crusade against religion under the banner of science. In Robinson's view, scientific reasoning does not denote a sense of logical infallibility, as thinkers like Richard Dawkins might suggest. Instead, in its purest form, science represents a search for answers. It engages the problem of knowledge, an aspect of the mystery of consciousness, rather than providing a simple and final model of reality.

Publication Date

2010

Publisher

Yale University Press

City

New Haven

State

CT

Award

2016 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing