Where is a man's #soul before he is born and after he has died?
Since the beginning of our time, people have been concerned with the question of the #nature and constitution of the soul.
The Greek philosopher #Plato, for example, was of the opinion that the soul is only bound to the #human #body for the duration of a lifetime. Before and after it is completely free of earthly restrictions.
Free of space, time and gravity - that is how I understand it.
I imagine that after my #death I can be at different places and times at the same time. In this world after death there is no big and small, no end and no beginning. My #fantasy about it is probably one of many.
Plato's pupil, #Aristotle, saw it differently. He was convinced that the body was inseparably connected to the soul. Death would not only end the body, but also the soul. #Mindfulness is a great #concept of our #time. Where do we feel, for example, when we feel #sadness or #happiness? Is our soul there?
The soul has been suspected in many places in #history: for example in the liver and heart. Researchers today still cannot say with certainty what the soul is. But one is sure that it is in the brain. In the neurosciences, the concept of the soul is generally avoided. This is considered unscientific and metaphysical. Instead, the psyche is mostly spoken of as one of the numerous brain functions.
In a world in which man is increasingly confronted with #artificial #intelligence, isn't it time to scientifically deal with the difficult subject of the place and structure of the soul?
Isn't it the characteristic of the human being par excellence in all its incomprehensibility, which will distinguish us from our technical counterpart?
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