Re: Message delineating different definitions of "souls"

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Thu, 02 Sep 1999 18:42:53 -0500

Darin Sunley wrote:
> Within the past 3 days, someone posted a masterful message listing the
> various properties "souls" are usually defined to have, and pointing out
> that these are usually conflated by most religious/metaphysical systems.
> I was going to show it to a friend of mine, but realized that I'd
> accidentally deleted it.

I wrote something like that, and I even used the word "conflated", but if someone posted it, it wasn't me. It's at:

(For the curious, the conceptual entities are:) Immortal soul
Extraphysical soul
Weird-physics neurology
Morally-valent soul
Theological soul
Mind-state preservation

           Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
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