Philosopher Charles Taliaferro responds to feminist critiques of Christian philosophical perspectives using Anselmian "perfect being" theology.
This is Part 2 of our series on Theological Anthropology, "What Is Man, That Thou Art Mindful of Him?"
"Only a biblically and theologically informed understanding of the human person as so created, fallen and potentially redeemed through Christ facilitates the goal of human wholeness and holiness."
Could we have non-physical souls that control our bodies by causing effects in the brain that propagate via the nervous system to our muscles? Contemporary naturalist philosophers—philosophers who understand the world solely in terms of physical causes—have three main objections to this idea. Philosopher Alexander Pruss (Baylor University) considers these objections, with attention on what has been called the "Closure Principle," which is the principle that the physical world is explanatorily closed—the explanations of physical states of affairs are always physical in nature. He concludes that the Closure Principle is false, and doesn't provide an objection to the interaction of soul and body.