Re: more, briefly

Massimo Pigliucci (pigliucci@utk.edu)
Tue, 14 Apr 1998 09:27:58 -0400

Dear Glenn

sometimes I have the impression we don't pay much attention to what we
write, and just react instinctively:

> If intellect is something that emerges from the union of various parts
> but
> is in no way reducible to those parts, isn't that the definition of
> the
> soul?

There is a HUGE difference! Go back to my example of water: would you
conclude that water is a manifestation of the soul of hydrogen and
oxygen?

;-)

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