In this two Christian philosophers, Richard Swinburne and Tim O'Connor, discussed the concept of neuroscience and the soul. The first philosopher, Swinburne, believed in the idea of substance dualism while O’Conner supported the argument for emergent individualism. Swinburne starts off by saying one’s physical body is simply the vehicle we interact with the world while the real essence of a person lies within their soul. When it comes to Swinburne’s belief on the soul after death I am reminded of Phaedo and how death will only bring about separation of body and soul.
In 1961 the Florida Supreme Court denied Clarence Gideon’s request for an appointed lawyer during his trial. Gideon was poor and could not afford a lawyer and he was uneducated so he could not properly defend himself. His case applies to the Sixth Amendment which guarantees that the accused has the right to an attorney if they want one, and depriving someone’s right to counsel is a violation of due process under the Fourteenth Amendment. Despite his criminal background, Clarence Gideon’s appeal to the United States Supreme Court in 1963 resulted in the expansion of the right to counsel, an important element of due process, for all Americans.
But now I know. A thought is like a child inside of our body. It has to be born!” (77).
As Foucault writes in the Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison: “But let there be no misunderstanding: it is not that a real man, the object of knowledge, philosophical reflection or technological intervention, has been substituted for the soul, the illusion of theologians. The man described for us, whom we are invited to free, is already in himself the effect of a subjection more profound than himself. A 'soul' inhabits him and brings him to existence, which is itself a factor in the mastery that power exercises over the body. The soul is the effect
On August 22, 1924, the two rich boys, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb are tried for the murder of 14 year old Robert Franks. Clarence Darrow presents a tiresome 10 hour speech after the young men confess their guilt. Under these arduous circumstances, the test to persuade the Judge to release these kids from their death penalty all relies on Darrow’s powerful rhetorical appeal. Darrow uses captivating rhetorical appeal in attempt to denounce these young men from the death sentence, but, more importantly, to oppose civil punishment for the future. While Darrow is fighting to save the lives of these young men, he is simultaneously in the midst of another battle.
Kevin Yuan Professor Ananda PHIL 101 16 July 2023 Chapter 3 Paper Who am I? What is the connection between our spirit and our body? What becomes of our souls after we die? These questions are important to human minds because they help people understand themselves better and develop their own meaning in life.
The Circle Life implies death, or shall I say death implies life. This cycle of life and death as a continuum, having complementary opposites within the whole sequence, is known as the Law of Duality. In other words, although life and death appear as opposites, they are in fact two extremes of the same thing; this becomes apparent in the creations stories told to us by our maestros’ through the act of regeneration. Maestro Andres Segura Granados uses duality to support his creation story of Quetzalcoatl. Segura, in his video recorded lecture, argues that if there is no positive and negative there is no creation; that in order for life to continue being “[life] has to use death, life is based on death [and] death is life” (“The Path of Quetzalcoatl”).
So opens a story, “about tragedy and brokenness in human life,” as said by David Long (Verburg, p.30). The little mermaid suffers with her last breath not gaining her love or returning to her family. She becomes foam, as her only wish for a soul is lost. Yet, what exactly is a soul? How could someone gain one?
The Divine soul is “encased” in a sheath of Higher Consciousness almost as if to protect it… And one of the Divine attributes of the Higher Consciousness is our Conscience. The rare faculty of Divine Bliss is an integral part of all our souls. Another Divine attribute is intuition, sometimes accompanied by extra-sensory perception. This sheath in turn is encased by a cloak of intellect, which then is encased by the senses and the emotions, then by the limbic brain (the primitive part of the brain, and the cause of much distress to the sincere seeker), and finally by the body…which in turn is made up of various grades of matter and by that I mean less
Could it be that rather than the soul occupying another body, that innate knowledge we posses is the by-product of ancestral knowledge that is passed down throughout the generations before? All things that are as such now have always been and will always be. This is not to say that the present is the final form of the universe, rather the universe as it reaches its final form will resemble a time before the big bang where matter is so dense the pressure will cause an explosion that will start the cycle of the universe over again composed of all the same matter as the universe
He argues that the body and soul are two elements that have the same underlying substance. He maintains that a person’s soul is the same as his nature of body; however, he argues that the mind differed from other parts of the body as it lacked a physical feature. In this case, he maintains that the intellect lacks a physical form, and this allows it to receive every form. It allows a person to think about anything, including the material object. In this case, he argues that if the intellect were in a material form, it could be sensitive to only some physical objects.
He further to response to Princess Elisabeth question by introducing to her what is called (Cartesian Dualism) he uses these to explain to her that the mind, soul and the body are not the same and can never be same, which came to conclude that your mind cannot be your body and your body cannot be your mind. He also explains
Socrates in the dialogue Alcibiades written by Plato provides an argument as to why the self is the soul rather than the body. In this dialogue Alcibiades and Socrates get into a discussion on how to cultivate the self which they both mutually agree is the soul, and how to make the soul better by properly taking care of it. One way Socrates describes the relationship between the soul and the body is by analogy of user and instrument, the former being the entity which has the power to affect the latter. In this paper I will explain Socrates’ arguments on why the self is the soul and I will comment on what it means to cultivate it.
THEMBEKILE TSAOANE BL2015-0178 SSIT311 TAKE HOME TEST INTRODUCTION “Between us and heaven or hell, there is only life, which is the frailest thing in the world" 1.1 Existentialism and death. The problems we face of death seem somewhat natural with the connection it has to existentialism.
Conclusion: The mind is substantively different from the body and indeed matter in general. Because in this conception the mind is substantively distinct from the body it becomes plausible for us to doubt the intuitive connection between mind and body. Indeed there are many aspects of the external world that do not appear to have minds and yet appear none the less real in spite of this for example mountains, sticks or lamps, given this we can begin to rationalize that perhaps minds can exist without bodies, and we only lack the capacity to perceive them.