Near-Death Experiences and the Mind-Body Relationship: A Systems-Theoretical Perspective

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Abstract: In this paper I support the view that NDEs provide empirical support for mind-body substance dualism and argue that a systems-theoretical analysis of the evidence is required to obtain valid insights into the nature of the mind as a substantial object existing in addition to the body. Without such an approach, systems phenomena such as property emergence and property masking could lead to mischaracterization of both the nature of the mind itself and the ways in which the mind and body work together holistically. Applying a systems-theoretical perspective, I show that some psychic abilities are emergent capacities of the ... continued below

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Rousseau, David Spring 2011.

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  • Rousseau, David David Rousseau, B. Eng., University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Centre for Axionetics Research

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Abstract: In this paper I support the view that NDEs provide empirical support for mind-body substance dualism and argue that a systems-theoretical analysis of the evidence is required to obtain valid insights into the nature of the mind as a substantial object existing in addition to the body. Without such an approach, systems phenomena such as property emergence and property masking could lead to mischaracterization of both the nature of the mind itself and the ways in which the mind and body work together holistically. Applying a systems-theoretical perspective, I show that some psychic abilities are emergent capacities of the mind-body system, that ordinary faculties such as emotional perceptiveness can be understood within the same framework as extraordinary faculties such as telepathy, and that NDE evidence favors a naturalistic form of Substance Dualism.

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"[The Journal of Near-Death Studies] is the only peer-reviewed scholarly journal (ISSN 0891-4494) devoted exclusively to the field of near-death studies. It is cross-disciplinary and published quarterly."

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  • Journal of Near-Death Studies, 29(3), International Association for Near-Death Studies, Spring 2011, pp. 399-435

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  • OCLC: 14781775 | External Link
  • ISSN: 0891-4494
  • Library of Congress Control Number: 88-648131
  • Library of Congress Control Number: sn 86-2701
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc461717

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  • Publication Title: Journal of Near-Death Studies
  • Volume: 29
  • Issue: 3
  • Page Start: 399
  • Page End: 435
  • Pages: 37

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Journal of Near-Death Studies

The Journal of Near-Death Studies is a scholarly peer-reviewed journal devoted to the field of near-death studies. It is published on a quarterly basis by the International Association for Near-Death Studies. The Journal began publication in 1982 under the name Anabiosis which was changed to its current title in 1986 with the start of Volume 6.

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Rousseau, David. Near-Death Experiences and the Mind-Body Relationship: A Systems-Theoretical Perspective, article, Spring 2011; Durham, North Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461717/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .