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Argument: Argument thesis  "Soul" = "Immaterial phenomenon associated with the human body"
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Parent Node: Node refutes parent assertion  "Psyche" = "Immaterial phenomenon associated with the human body"
Node Text: "Psyche" = "Useful immaterial phenomenon associated with the human body"

"Psyche" is a scientific term which has a pragmatic materialist bent and refers to only a subsection of the immaterial phenomenon associated with the human body, those parts which are functional or dysfunctional when placed into an environment. "Psyche" is a practical term: how the human can employ their conscious and subconscious knowledge to maximize pleasure and minimize pain. But this term are not comprehensive of all immaterial phenomena associated with the human body once one recognizes a certain mystery and control-lessness in the conditions of existing. In this way, "soul" has connotations of passivity, fatalism, absolute confusion, and surrender, which "psyche" does not.
Node Created: mdkarkowsky — 2009-01-12 10:44:38

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