The Nature of the Soul as Material

  • For those who come here and are concerned for religious reasons that our souls are "spiritual" rather than material (the Epicurean view), you might find of interest this 1823 article by Thomas Cooper, friend of Thomas Jefferson, entitled "The Spiritual Doctrine of Materialism" where he argues that materialism is taught in the Bible. I have not found where Cooper and Jefferson specifically discussed Epicurus in their correspondence, but the implications of this argument are obvious, and might be of help if you are yourself (or deal with) Christians.


    https://archive.org/stream/DKC0069/DKC_0069#page/n67



  • ... not that "being in the Bible" is a badge of credibility exactly :)

    "Please always remember my doctrines!" - Epicurus' last words