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The Wheel of Time and the Immortality of the Soul

  • İlham Dilman

Abstract

We have already seen the difference between Socrates’ dichotomy between body and soul and Cartesian dualism. While Cartesian dualism is a metaphysical position, Socrates’ dichotomy belongs to a language in which people express and struggle with certain moral problems. The idea of the soul as a kind of shadowy substance within us which leaves us at death and vanishes into thin air is a metaphysical idea which belongs to Cartesian dualism. I hope I have made it clear that when I say a ‘metaphysical’ idea I mean that it is a product of the dislocation of language and that while it distorts our actual use of language it is also an incoherent idea as would be revealed to close logical scrutiny.

Keywords

Moral Knowledge Philosophical Enquiry Green Seaweed Eternal Life Cartesian Dualism 
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Copyright information

© İlham Dilman 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • İlham Dilman
    • 1
  1. 1.University College of SwanseaUK

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