At minimum though i can say that he refutes materialism or the notion of who we are what we think etc are all simple by products of neuroscience not necessarily with any purpose and that our mind is nothing more than a reflection of the same ie there is no mind separate from the physical structure of the brain as much as it may appear to be otherwise. One of the more hotly discussed issues in the academic world today is the question of whether the mind exists as anything more than an epiphenomenon of the synaptic impulses in our brains clearly there is a very close connection related to this is the question of whether mental activity is causal in any real sense of physical activity. Chapter one dualism minds and bodies the problem stated gilbert ryle was an important twentieth century british philosopher who is famous for attacking what he called the myth of cartesian dualism the myth of the ghost in the machine this is the myth that minds are different from and more than matter. Distinguished philosopher keith ward in more than matter is there more to life than molecules weighs in on what are perhaps the greatest metaphysical quandaries of our time is the human mind merely an intricate mass of nerve cells and synapses or is it something more are human beings simply accidental results of millions of genetic copying mistakes and freak accidents of nature or is . Download citation more than matter is there more to life than molecules review more than matter is essentially a book about the nature of human persons 207 but is not as focused in its
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