Discovery of the Soul in Man and Nature

from Gifford Lectures on Anthropological Religion (1891)
  • Jon R. Stone


We saw in our last lecture how man came first to speak about a soul, or, more correctly, about a breath. We saw that there was nothing altogether unreasonable in such a name. In fact, whenever we examine that autobiography which man has left us in his language, we shall always find some good sense, something reasonable, even in what seems at first sight most unreasonable or foolish.


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  1. 6.
    See on this subject an interesting paper by Mr. C. F. Keary, “The Homeric Words for Soul,” in Mind, XXIV, Oct. 1881. Though I differ from his conclusion, the facts collected by him have proved very useful.Google Scholar

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