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  • The Soul : The Purpose Of The Soul

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    The Purpose of the Soul The concept of the soul varies from person to person; this is due to the fact that every individual has diverse values and understandings regarding what the soul may be defined as. For centuries, philosophers have analyzed the topic of the soul and have questioned the true purpose of the soul, and whether there is such thing as a soul. In specific the philosophers Aristotle, Augustine and Plato look at the concept of the soul. Aristotle claims that all living organisms are

  • Soul And Soul Summary

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    1.Simmias states how the relationship between the soul and body are the same as that between the harmony of a well-tuned lyre and the lyre itself. As we discussed in class, when one thing depends on another thing to exist, then if the latter is destroyed as a result the formal thing doesn’t exist either. For example, Socrates’ argument that the soul is immortal is incorrect in Simmias’ eyes because if the body is destroyed then the soul no longer exists (Phaedo, 462). Simmias uses this comparison

  • The Soul: The Beholder Of Soul And Knowledge

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    being aware of something. The soul, based on the Tripartite of the Human Person by Plato, is referred to as the beholder of reason or knowledge, and the seat of wisdom. It is the immaterial and immortal essence, which controls our body and spirit. What is the relationship between our soul and knowledge? A philosopher named Plato stated that the Soul is the beholder of perfection and knowledge. Soul came from the world of perfection. Perfection is forgotten when the Soul merges with the Body. The perfection

  • The Soul And Body : The Mind ( Soul ) And The Body

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    Thai Huynh November 18th, 2015 Soul and Body The mind (soul) and the body can be apart somehow. You trust something in your soul even the things you trust does not exist, and you trust how thing is when you see it by how it is. Now I am giving example of three philosophers to show how they debate about mind and soul. Plato thinks that souls can and will exist outside of the body and can exist after the dead of the body. He provided a “proof” for this position and is the first to do this in writing

  • The Human Soul And The Soul 's Salvation

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    is taken away if they agree that a human being cannot have a good will without the help of God, they do not understand that they do not strengthen human choice…” he establishes one of the most debated concepts of the Reformation period: The human soul cannot save its self. This idea of Soteriology, expressed in his “Letter 194” presents only one side of the argument. On the other side of the spectrum of soteriological ideology was Pelagius’s argument that “to be just in God’s sight, a person must

  • The Body And The Soul

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    Analysis of the Distinctions of the Body and the Soul in the Philosophy of Socrates This philosophical study will define the distinctions of the body and the soul as defined in the philosophy of Socrates. In the Phaedo, Socrates defines the important distinction between the ”visible” body and the “invisible” substance of the soul. Socrates defines the temporal and changing nature of the visible body, which is impermanent. In contrast to this view, the soul is a higher form of incomposite energy that

  • The Death Of A Soul

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    A soul is something that is hard to describe and define as it is not a physical thing. When you think above it is quite hard to be certain that human beings even have a soul because we cannot see it or have hard evidence of it. Unlike the brain, which we cannot see our own but we know for certain human beings do in fact have a brain due to the hard evidence such as brain scans and the fact that we cannot do everyday tasks without it. However, saying that, it is quite common to think that we all have

  • Who Is The Soul?

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    who they are as a person. Soul theory goes one step further, explaining that it is not our body who defines us as who we are, it is simply our soul that does the defining. This theory suggests that our soul is completely separate from our body. Our soul exists before we are born and long after we have passed away and our body has decomposed into the earth. When we are alive, our body takes on a soul which it will possess until the day we die, or so Miller says. The soul is seen as non-material, for

  • Mind and Soul

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    mortality of the soul and its interaction with the human body. His position is best described as attributing the soul to a light bulb, and the brain to a functioning socket: “If the socket (brain) is damaged or the current turned off, the light (soul) will not shine. So, too, the soul will function if it is plugged into a functioning brain. Destroy the brain […] and the soul will cease to function, remaining inert.” Given his position, Swinburne’s idea on the role of the mind and the soul, as well as

  • What Is a Soul?

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    What is a soul? Is it part of our body? Does it even hold any significant importance? These are all great questions that nobody can be quite sure about. Through this essay, I’m going to dissect the powerful theories on the soul from Plato’s Phaedo and offer insight on how the soul may hold the ultimate key to happiness. In Plato’s Phaedo, Plato speaks on his theories on the existence of the soul through the voice of Socrates. In this dialogue, Socrates has been sentenced to death and talks