The Immateriality of the Intellect: Immaterial Cognition and Aquinas’ Argument for the Immateriality of the Soul

Edward Feser

Pasadena City College

Is the mind reducible to the brain alone? To what extent is the mind like a computer? Dr. Edward Feser, professor of philosophy at Pasadena City College and prolific author discusses all this and more.

This talk is part of the conference The Spiritual Soul and Contemporary Neuroscience: A Thomistic Perspective, which was held at the Angelicum on 1 December 2018.

Dr. Feser is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Pasadena City College, and has also been a Visiting Assistant Professor at Loyola Marymount University. He received a PhD in philosophy from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is the author of multiple books, including Philosophy of Mind: A Beginner’s Guide (2005), The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism (2008), Aquinas: A Beginner’s Guide (2019), Scholastic Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction (2014), Neo-Scholastic Essays (2015), and Five Proofs for the Existence of God (2017).