Dislocating the Soul
Phillips (D.Z.)
Source: Religious Studies Vol. 31, No. 4, Dec., 1995 (pp. 447-462)
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Author’s Introduction

  1. In philosophy of religion we are often offered analyses which pay no attention to and, hence, fail to capture, the 'soul' in the words of religious beliefs.
  2. When this happens we have a dislocation of language, including a dislocation of language concerning the soul. This dislocation is fed from many sources, not all of them philosophical. It is fed by the character of certain desires that go deep in us.
  3. A philosopher may want to heal these dislocations. Given their character, more than the intelligence of the audience will need to be addressed. Contact will have to be made with their souls as well.

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