Consciousness and soul

If we agree that whatever is conscious is alive, all our discussions of consciousness are in complete continuity with the ancient accounts of soul, and can be seen as extensions of that ancient conversation about it. And this in spite of the fact that Locke originally coined the term consciousness as a replacement for the idea of soul. But our modern alternatives of dualism and eliminativism are the same as the ancient accounts of the soul as the person and the soul as a harmony.

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2 Comments

  1. Carl said,

    May 29, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    E’rybody wants to kill Plato, but ain’t nobody what knows how to dispose a the body.

  2. June 2, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Do have more post, as they say, “like this” somewhere around these parts?


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