Thinking allowed

body, mind ... and soul

Anoth­er fas­cin­at­ing pro­gramme in Melvyn Bragg’s almost-always enlight­en­ing In Our Time — the last of the cur­rent series. This one con­sidered ‘the mind/body prob­lem’, start­ing with Descartes’ fam­ous quo­ta­tion, cogito ergo sum, and then tra­cing the his­tory of this philosphic­al and theo­lo­gic­al ques­tion from Ancient Greece, through Thomas Aqui­nas, Bish­op Berke­ley, Spinoza, Hux­ley and through to the mod­ern day (though I missed the very end — I’ll have to listen again.)