If there is any debate that has continued through time, it centers on the existence of the soul. Richard Schain not only advocates for the existence of the soul in his book, Toward an Existential Philosophy of the Soul, but its existence within the confines of a different dimension of reality than the physical brain and body.
Toward an Existential Philosophy of the Soul defends the reality of the human soul. Schain analyzes these topics from historical viewpoints considering the nature of the soul, the spectrum of 'scientism,' consciousness and the brain, creativity, death, and the mutual interrelationships of God and soul. Schain defends that one's soul, considered to be the central feature of the human condition, exists within a different dimension of reality than does the physical brain with its millions of spiritless nerve cells. However, the influence of scientism has resulted in a denial of the reality of spiritual entities. Contemporary man has been losing his soul because contemporary monistic science will not recognize a metaphysical soul. This book considers the profound consequences of loss of belief in the reality of the human soul that have been occasioned by contemporary 'scientism.’
Richard Schain obtained B.A. (philosophy) and M.D. degrees from New York University. He trained in neurology at Yale University, later serving as professor of neurology and psychiatry at UCLA. All Schain's writings deal with the metaphysics and significance of the interior self (the soul). The writings of Friedrich Nietzche and Nicholas Berdyaev have been major influences upon the development of his thought. Currently, the philosopher divides his time between Alamos, Mexico, and Sonoita, Arizona, with his wife, Melanie Dreisbach.
Toward an Existential Philosophy of the Soul is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-599-9) and eBook (ISBN 978-1-62137-600-2) from Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com. This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. For more information on the author or the book, please refer to the author’s official site, schainbooks.com.