What is the human soul?

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Write a reflection and synthesis paper about the human soul

Texts for the paper:

Platos five dialogues Grube, Hackett, 2002,

Platos Republic R. Waterfield, Oxford, 2009,

Aristotle De anima transl. Hugh Lawson-Tancred, Penguin Classics, 1987,

Aquinas Summa of the Summa, ed. Kreeft, Ignatius Press 1990,

(Elaborate on the topic) What is the human soul? Is the human soul real? Five arguments . Five counter arguments. Five examples including your own.

The outline to follow: Intro, 5 arguments, 5 counter arguments, 5 examples (including your own), conclusion

Use and discuss at least 3 authors from the books listed above. Those same authors used must have the books listed on the reference page. Use those authors chosen to talk about the human soul and their arguments on the topic.

use quotations

Times new roman, double spaced, and MLA format.

Reference page (MLA format)

No Plagiarism

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Surname 1
What is the Human Soul?
The human soul is defined as the incorporeal essence of the people. It is the aspect of the
feeling, emotion, feeling, memory, character as well as consciousness that one experiences above
having a body. While the human body is associated with the death, the soul is believed to be
eternal, and therefore leaves on after death. There have been various forms of research to prove
that the human soul actually exists. For instance, one of the major reasons behind believing the
existence of the soul is the mystery of death and birth, where people get strange illusions and
dreams. This is seen as an indication that something more exists beyond the material description
of the body (Plato 2002). On the other hand, many scientists believe that the soul does not exist
while providing respective scientific reasons. Scientists believe that people are only made up of
carbon and protein which is bound to die after some time. There are therefore various
contradicting stories in regard to the existence of the soul. However, the existence is more
convincing to more people across the world than the non-existence is.
Arguments for the existence of the soul
One of the major reasons for the existence of the soul is the mystery of death and birth in
life. Many are the times that people get through various experiences, mainly mental about what
may happen in the future. This has been mainly associated with visions and dreams that people
have about the future life. This is an indication that something must be lying ahead of the

Surname 2
worldly life. This is a common experience which many of the people believe to be an illustrati...

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