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materialism and all that

Klaus Schilling Klaus.Schilling at home.ivm.de
Fri Apr 9 12:14:00 EST 1999

Nuno Borges <nuborges at altavista.net> writes:
> > In western philosophy precedence is usually given to Anaxagoras. In any
> > event the soul/body question is thoroughly explored in the Phaedo. The

Of course I follow strictly the Platonic way of body-soul understanding.

> > substitution of mind for soul is a euphemism from the first half of the
> > nineteenth century.

And in vedantic (indian) philosophy? 

> >
> > Descartes went too far when he attempted to have the soul communicate with
> > the body through the pineal. (Any other nucleus would have been just as
> > bad.) The Princess Elizabeth pointed this out when she asked (in effect) how
> > the incorporeal soul could introduce energy into a closed system (the
> > universe). He had no ready answer.

That's cos he failed to know about morphogenetic fields by Rupert 
Sheldrake and the holographic brain Model by Charly Pribram.

Klaus Schilling

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