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.
Consciousness and soul
May 29, 2014 at 5:20 pm (Uncategorized)