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date: 21 September 2021

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This article looks at the vigorous questioning of the immortality of the soul during the early modern period. It offers an account of some significant aspects of the philosophy of the soul in the early modern period and of its transformation across that period. It proposes a thesis about the place of the soul in early modern conceptions of what it meant to be a human animal and traces the contribution of the early modern philosophy of the soul to the enlightened science of human nature.

Keywords: soul, early modern period, human animal, modern philosophy, human nature

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