posted by Marie .
Is a person more than a physical body? What is the mind? What is thought? I am having trouble finding information on pricipal issues,some philosophies related to the questions and some misconceptions about the questions. If anyone could help me. I really do not understand philosophy. Please help.
These are questions learned people have asked for thousands of years. So far, may theories have been developed, but we haven't found any way to PROVE any of them in a scientific manner. Therefore, we have to go with our beliefs and consider as many facts as we can. Any answer we find will be tentative as tomorrow there may be proof that refutes everything we have decided is true.
IS man more than a collection of atoms, etc.? Well, in a manner of speaking, yes. A cake is more than the basic ingredients alone. Someone once stated that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. This is true of cakes and man.
What is the mind? Is it relegated only to humans? Is thought a process or a thing itself? Then there's the whole issue of a soul.
Philosophy and religion are brother subjects. Neither can explain exactly what it really is or why it is so important to man.
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