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Percy: The Wondering Physician-Philosopher

In: Walker Percy, Philosopher Richard Gunderman A woman lies in a coma, having been admitted to the intensive care unit following a beating by her lead pipe-wielding boyfriend. She is alive, but her neurologic prognosis is uncertain. The chaplain assigned to the case hovers outside her door, afraid to enter. A man of peace, he anticipates…

Walker Percy, philosopher (1)

This marks the first of a series of extracts from the forthcoming Walker Percy, Philosopher. Percy: The Wondering Physician-Philosopher by Richard Gunderman Percy did not advocate an abandonment of science, but he did see the need for another way of knowing, or at least another means of investigation – one that recognized the possibility of a different…

Why you shouldn’t blame lying on the brain

Two thinkers I greatly admire are having a dust-up — well at least, Jerry Coyne has taken Richard Gunderman to task concerning his article (I’m familiar with Richard’s work on the philosophy of philanthropy and classical sense of liberality). I trust that if this spat gets energized, that it will remain civil. brain imagingdualismjerry coyneMindPhilosophy of…