Interesting article in The Chronicle of Higher Education about how philosophy professors and students consider (differently) the concept of "the soul" today. The opening paragraph:
No self-respecting professor of philosophy wants to discuss the soul in class. It reeks of old-time theology, or, worse, New Age quantum treacle. The soul has been a dead end in philosophy ever since the positivists unmasked its empty referential center. Scientific philosophy has shown us that there's no there there.
But make no mistake, our students are very interested in the soul.
(Hat tip to Professor Kyle Harper, Ph.D., M.A., B.A., Esq., etc., etc.)