“Is There More to Life than Molecules?”

James F. McGrath, over at Exploring Our Matrix, has an interesting review of More Than Matter by Keith Ward.

After outlining a variety of views ranging from materialism through non-reductive physicalism to idealism, Ward situates himself towards the latter end of the spectrum . . . Ward’s argument is not that there is a spiritual substance, but that consciousness is the “inner aspect” of matter, especially in particular configurations of matter
. . .
The book also touches on matters of value and morality, and science fiction gets several mentions. The book ends by considering the relationship of idealist philosophy to religion.

The book sounds like it is a bit heavy on formal philosophy for my tastes, but might be of interest to some of my readers and conversation partners.

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