UNSW Press, 1995 - 132 páginas
Charles Birch's proposition is that feelings cannot be reduced to physics and chemistry, yet are as real as physics and chemistry. He raises the questions of feelings, not only in humans, but in all living creatures, including the claims of some that computers may have feelings.
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