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29. Religion / D. Religious Issues / 2. Immortality / b. Soul

[nature of the surviving part of a person]

17 ideas
The immortal in us is the part that never sleeps, and shapes our dreams [Anon (Upan)]
The immortal Self and the sad individual self are like two golden birds perched on one tree [Anon (Upan)]
Something is unlikely to be immortal if it is imperfectly made from diverse parts [Plato]
Death can't separate soul from body, because incorporeal soul can't unite with body [Chrysippus]
The mind is very small smooth particles, which evaporate at death [Lucretius]
If spirit is immortal and enters us at birth, why don't we remember a previous existence? [Lucretius]
Even the soul is secondary to the Intellectual-Principle [Nous], of which soul is an utterance [Plotinus]
Nature binds or detaches body to soul, but soul itself joins and detaches soul from body [Porphyry]
Individual souls are all connected, though distinct, and without dividing universal Soul [Porphyry]
I can't prove the soul is indestructible, only that it is separate from the mortal body [Descartes]
The soul is indestructible and always self-aware [Leibniz]
There is no clear idea of the soul, which should only refer to our thinking part [La Mettrie]
The easy and graceful aspects of a person are called 'soul', and inner awkwardness is called 'soulless' [Nietzsche]
The human body is the best picture of the human soul [Wittgenstein]
The Soul has no particular capacity (in the way thinking belongs to the mind) [Teichmann]
No individuating marks distinguish between Souls [Teichmann]
The idea of the soul gets some support from the scientific belief in essential 'natural kinds' [Flanagan]