Restoring the Substance to the Soul of Psychology

  title={Restoring the Substance to the Soul of Psychology},
  author={J. Moreland},
  journal={Journal of Psychology and Theology},
  pages={29 - 43}
  • J. Moreland
  • Published 1998
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Psychology and Theology
Currently, the self has replaced the soul as the major focus of much psychological theorizing. I argue that this shift is due to a number of confusions regarding the nature and justification of substance dualism. I also claim that this focus on the self, without a framework that treats it as a substantial soul, leads to a number of conceptual problems and terminological equivocations. Moreover, I show that certain features of widely accepted views of the self actually seem to require a… Expand
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