In the previous thread I examined (starting here) a couple of Richard Swinburne’s arguments for the soul, pointing out why I think they are flawed.
Because I find this stuff so interesting, I thought I would look for some more pro-soul arguments and open another thread to discuss them. This topic is important to a lot of people, particular those whose religious or spiritual beliefs invoke some concept of a soul or a soul-like entity.
For now I’ll just mention one argument, leaving others for the comments.
Alvin Plantinga presents a modal argument for the existence of the soul which he describes in the video above. It’s startlingly similar — if not identical — to Swinburne’s arguments, and it’s subject to the same refutation. (I actually did an OP on this years ago, but I didn’t remember the argument well enough to recognize the similarity when I encountered Swinburne’s arguments.)
I’ll paraphrase the argument and state my objections in the comments.