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Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Fri, 5th Dec '08 5:46 PM


I really don't know alot about this topic.....but did read in a book that clinical psychology had rejected the "theory of the soul". Anyone know some of the technical details of why this is? Was it to "philosophical" and hard to back up with empirical evidence...or what?? I know a few famous psychologists have discussed the issue, Carl Jung, Victor Frankl tried to make it, along with the concept of meaning, a fundamental part of clinical psychology. I guess I'm just wondering why they failed. Thanks ahead of time....Stout.

Oogie54  (Level: 211.2 - Posts: 1120)
Sat, 6th Dec '08 1:11 AM

It has more to do with lack of empirical evidence than anything according to what I have read. Even in fields of thought such as philosophy the institutions of study themselves still function within a process of linear thought as a clinical approach. A soul is something outside the realm of technological delving or psychoanalytical analysis as a means to regard it with any substantive proof. I suppose any other approach would be labeled religious in nature.

Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Sat, 6th Dec '08 5:31 PM

Ah, the way it seemed "phrased" in the book I was reading, seem to take it as some kind "proof" to its non-existence, that makes more sense to me then. Thanks Danny.

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