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Kant, Immanuel - Dreams of a Spirit Seer - 04 Chapter One

Identifier

015095

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Chapter One continued

From these considerations no valid reason can be brought forward, why my soul should not be one of the substances of which matter consists, nor why its peculiar manifestations should not originate in the place which it occupies in such an ingenious machine as the human body, where the combination of nerves favours the inner faculty of thinking and of will-power.

In that case, however, there would remain no peculiar characteristic of the soul by which it could be surely recognized and distinguished from crude elementary matter, and the jocose suggestion of Leibnitz would not be laughable any more, that in our coffee we swallow, perhaps, atoms which are to become human souls. .....................

The source of the experience

Kant, Immanuel

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Atom
Form
Function
Soul

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Lead poisoning
Migraine

Commonsteps

References