The Body and the Soul

Mind Matters
Michael Egnor
Michael Egnor
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Dr. Michael Egnor and Dr. Joshua Farris continue their conversation about the nature of the body and the soul, starting with whether or not Thomism and Cartesianism can be blended and ending with an exploration of the Aristotelian view of the mind/body relationship.

Show Notes

  • 00:10 | Introducing Joshua Farris
  • 01:17 | Blended Thomist Cartesianism
  • 08:06 | Berkeley and Idealist Views
  • 09:23 | Quantum Mechanics as an Expression of Idealism
  • 11:27 | Split Brain Surgery
  • 16:18 | Seizures and the Brain
  • 25:21 | The Aristotelian View

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Michael Egnor

Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics, State University of New York, Stony Brook
Michael R. Egnor, MD, is a Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics at State University of New York, Stony Brook, has served as the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery, and is an award-winning brain surgeon. He was named one of New York’s best doctors by the New York Magazine in 2005. He received his medical education at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed his residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital. His research on hydrocephalus has been published in journals including Journal of Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, and Cerebrospinal Fluid Research. He is on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Hydrocephalus Association in the United States and has lectured extensively throughout the United States and Europe.
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