On the Soul, Part II: Matter and Form

This episode covers Aristotle’s philosophy of the soul as both matter and form, a model of the soul as a braided four-dimensional structure, ways to infer the four-dimensional structure from three dimensions, and to account for variation observed in three dimensions using design notions of tolerance and perceptual coding, why the concept of the soul need not be eliminated in modernity even if it comes to seem less mysterious in the process of investigation, and the ongoing intellectual conversation on the soul carried on from classical times through medieval and modern Christian thought.

A video version of this episode is available on YouTube and displays visual aids that may be helpful to follow the material. On the Soul, Part II: Matter and Form