The Soul and the Id: Understanding the Hard Problem of Consciousness

Why Science Should Take the Soul Seriously

Long relegated to the realms of religion, myth, and superstition, the soul is actually our most useful concept for a scientific approach to what it means to be a person.

Paul Thomas Zenki
Nov 15, 2020 · 8 min read
Image by Gerd Altman
Protesters at Woodside Hospice, 27 March 2005 (Wikimedia Commons)

“There’s a person in there”

Pointing to the Soul

Trundholm sun chariot
Trundholm sun chariot
Nordic Bronze Age sun chariot (Wikimedia Commons)

The Modern Secular Soul

A Thing That Stops and Starts

Defining Personhood

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Paul Thomas Zenki

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Ghost writer, essayist, marketer, Zen Buddhist, academic refugee, living in Athens GA, blogging at A Quiet Normal Life: https://www.quietnormal.com/

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