Ånd og sjel: Sitat for diskusjon

Platon brukte ordet fornuft om det vi i kristen teologi kallar ånd; det vi kjenner Gud ved. Det vi kallar sjel kalla han for hjarta. Dette tar Lewis opp i “Men Without Chests,” men det er noko eg lurer på. Men fyrst, sitatet:

As the king governs by his executive, so Reason in man must rule the mere appetites by means of the ‘spirited element’. The head rules the belly through the chest—the seat, as Alanus tells us, of Magnanimity, of emotions organized by trained habit into stable sentiments. The Chest-Magnanimity-Sentiment—these are the indispensable liaison officers between cerebral man and visceral man. It may even be said that it is by this middle element that man is man: for by his intellect he is mere spirit and by his appetite mere animal.

Spørsmålet, som eg håper at vi kan diskutere, er: Er det i sjela vi trener opp vår moral? Er ikkje dette noko som “høyrer til” ånda? Eller har eg her misforstått Lewis?

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