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  1. The soul as a subject of psychology was recognized by almost everyone until the beginning of the XVIII century. Ideas about the soul were mostly idealistic, but there were also materialistic theories of the soul (they originated from Democritus: “the soul is the thinnest matter, the particles of which are round, smooth and extremely active, penetrate between larger and less mobile atoms, set them in motion”). The soul was considered the cause of all processes in the body. By the end of the seventeenth century, when a strictly causal worldview was established in science, speculations about the nature of the soul lost the confidence of scientists and were excluded from science.�

    Religion obviously recognizes the existence of the soul. It is the soul that is the immortal and primary causal part of man.

    The answer to the question depends on which “rails” the author of the question is more likely to get on.

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