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Flashcards in The Soul Deck (7):
1

What is the naturalist position on the soul?

- no soul or spirit
- we evolved through genetic mutations- little difference to animals
- no afterlife
- as humans we make our own purpose
- morality is a human concept

2

What is the spiritual position on the soul?

- soul is separate from physical body
- it brings you close to god and gives free will- not determined by physical laws
- suggests afterlife
- morality is part of the soul

3

What is the pantheistic view of the soul?

God and spirit are in the whole of nature and evil is ignorance. The soul encompasses everything.

4

What is the polytheistic view of the soul?

There are spirits in everything that controls all- evil spirit

5

What is Descartes view on the soul?

Soul is consciousness- only thing he can believe is real, as he is aware of it

6

What is Plato’s view on the soul?

Soul is resident in the body and tries to control desires. The soul is rational and the body is bad. Soul is 3 parts: appetites, spirit and mind

7

What is Aristotle’s view on the soul?

Soul is part of a person, performs function of life