Just Like Us? Studies on Animals' Intellectual & Linguistic Abilities

Just Like Us? Studies on Animals' Intellectual & Linguistic Abilities

There has been considerable speculation about higher primates having similar intellectual and linguistic capabilities to humans. Is this true?
Aesthetics and Spirituality Part III: Transformation Through Dress

Aesthetics and Spirituality Part III: Transformation Through Dress

Across the world and throughout human history, artisans have created similar objects in response to their cultures’ religious impulses—including dress.
Aesthetics and Spirituality Part II: Quests

Aesthetics and Spirituality Part II: Quests

This essay, the second in the series, is about the holy quest or pilgrimage. I will divide this essay into three sections: Roads, Gateways and Lodestars.
What is Conscience? Quotes from Immanuel Kant and John Henry Newman

What is Conscience? Quotes from Immanuel Kant and John Henry Newman

Kant and Newman believed you could prove the existence of God through our awareness of the conscience. Here are some quotes that explain their arguments.
What Draws Us to the Sacred? Mircea Eliade on Hierophany, Myths, and Homo Religiosus

What Draws Us to the Sacred? Mircea Eliade on Hierophany, Myths, and Homo Religiosus

Mircea Eliade found that religion originates from an experience of the sacred common to all. Also common are hierophany, myths, and homo religiosus.
The 5 Transcendentals (And How they Provide Evidence for the Soul)

The 5 Transcendentals (And How they Provide Evidence for the Soul)

There are 5 transcendental desires that philosophers have recognized since the time of Plato. What are they, and how can they provide evidence for a soul?
Rudolf Otto's 'Mysterium Tremendum et Fascinans' in Our Experience of the Numen

Rudolf Otto's 'Mysterium Tremendum et Fascinans' in Our Experience of the Numen

Within the numinous experience, the numen presents itself as having two distinct poles of feeling-content: mysterium tremendum and mysterium fascinans.
Proof of a Soul from the Transcendentals and Our Interior Sense of God

Proof of a Soul from the Transcendentals and Our Interior Sense of God

Plato argued for proof of a soul from transcendental desires. We can also find evidence from the numen, the sacred in the world, and conscience.

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