The Hearts of Men
"[...]body may be filmy, but it is a body. Gas is filmy and quite as transparent as a ghost. Perhaps the people who have put the transmigration of souls as one of their religious tenets really have the conception of a soul apart from any body. I doubt it even here. But this also will come later. Meanwhile, when I use the word "soul" or "spirit," I do not infer that it is separable from the body or inseparable. I mean simply the essence of that which is man; the identity, the ego existing in man as he is. I think, indeed, this is the correct meaning. We say that a city has fifty thousand souls. Have they no bodies? When I wrote "The Soul of a People" I certainly did not omit their bodies or ignore them. On the contrary. And no one supposed I did. I do not either mean to postulate the inseparability of body and soul. Soul means essence.[...]."
- Paperback | 166 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 8.13mm | 263.08g
- 25 Apr 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations