the body

Discussion in 'Philosophy and Religion' started by myself, May 11, 2007.

  1. myself

    myself just me

    Is Socrates correct? Is the body nothing more
    than an illusory shell for the 'soul' to pilot?
     
  2. snake sedrick

    snake sedrick Banned

    Probably he was wrong. He was after all alive and reliant on the physical body and brain to be able to say anything at all.


    This attitude towards the body has done incalculable harm I'd say to western culture, esp. as it was understood by medieval christians with their insane 'mortification of the flesh' and so on.
     
  3. themnax

    themnax Senior Member

    well it isn't our true self. i think that's the main thing. it certainly isn't just illusion either. i mean our phsical forms certainly do exist, well as much as anything IS certain. but the're not who and what we are. our awairness is that, and if this is what socrates, or whoever was trying to say, then in that sense i aggree with them.

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  4. Eugene

    Eugene Senior Member

    no, that only works if you believe in a soul.
     
  5. yyyesiam2

    yyyesiam2 Senior Member

    what is the observer, in your opinion, Eugene?
     
  6. Eugene

    Eugene Senior Member

    If by observer you mean the "consciousness", then it's a series of nerves operating in tandem.
    if by observer you mean the quantum model of an observer crashing the wave function, i believe it's an over reliance on our own importance. It's not that a particle can only have a velocity or a position, it's that by determining either we alter it.
     
  7. yyyesiam2

    yyyesiam2 Senior Member

    interesting...you seem like you might have some well thought out answers to a couple of questions i like to occasionally ask myself and others.


    what do you think the difference between living and non-living matter is?
    when/how do you think this split took place?
    what do you believe energy is?
     

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