Why Do Scientists No Longer Study The Soul?

Taught by Professor Patrick Grim, Ph.D.

Despite its immense importance over the millennia, there is one concept not found in contemporary science or philosophy of mind: the concept of the soul.

In this lecture, Professor Patrick Grimm discusses why the concept of the soul is of great importance—from its earliest origins to the medieval period. Why would it vanish? What happened to it? Why are problems of mind and body still with us, both philosophically and scientifically, while contemporary scientists and philosophers have nothing to say about souls? Watch the video below and let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

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