Being that you’ve answered goddamntoothbrush’s first two steps, deal with the following:
Step three: How do you feel about the fact that the notion of a soul was borrowed from another religion, namely Hinduism? The Hindu Ātman is much more elaborate and complex in my honest opinion. However, I can’t help but notice the convenient similarities.
Step four: Why subscribe to dualism apart from religious beliefs? Is it not simpler to employ Occam’s Razor, remove substance dualism, property dualism and/or dualism in general, and draw the simplest conclusion: we are material beings and as Sartre said, essence precedes existence.
Step five: If essence does not precede existence, how can you prove that?
For the record, I have serious issues with your second answer to goddamntoothbrush. You’re implying that the soul is self-evident. It’s not.
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