Single Idea 19573

[catalogued under 17. Mind and Body / E. Mind as Physical / 1. Physical Mind]

Full Idea

The seat of the soul is the point where the inner and the outer worlds touch. Wherever they penetrate each other - it is there at every point of penetration.

Gist of Idea

The seat of the soul is where our inner and outer worlds interpenetrate


Novalis (Miscellaneous Observations [1798], 020)

Book Reference

Novalis: 'Philosophical Writings', ed/tr. Stoljar,M.M. [SUNY 1997], p.26

A Reaction

I surmise that Spinoza's dual-aspect monism is behind this interesting remark. See the related idea from Schopenhauer.

Related Ideas

Idea 4838 Claiming that actions depend on the will is meaningless; no one knows what the will is [Spinoza]

Idea 4166 A consciousness without an object is no consciousness [Schopenhauer]