Conversations Beyond Science and Religion – Ghosts in the Machine
In their 1981 album, Ghost in the Machine, the pop group Police sang about the gut-wrenching struggles of living as spirits in a material world. And, indeed, our modern world separates mind from matter, body from soul. But then how do they interact? Why does a positive frame of mind tend to make our bodies more healthy? Why do we blush when emotionally embarrassed? There must be some way mind is connected to our body; maybe they are two aspects of one thing? On this show our guest is Professor of Philosophy and Consciousness Studies at John F. Kennedy University and award-winning author, Christian DeQuincey, who joins host Philip Mereton in an engaging attempt to solve the problem of the Ghost in the Machine.