The Concept of Spirituality

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Ronaldo Gripaldo


This paper attempts to understand the relationships among the various elements of the human person: body, mind, spirit, soul, ego, consciousness, and self as viewed from the Western philosophical tradition. The paper argues that in order to know the soul, one should know the self because it is the self – not the mind or body – that represents the human person. Moreover, it is important to understand the spiritual underpinnings of the self for the purpose of reconciliation.

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GRIPALDO, Ronaldo. The Concept of Spirituality. Annals of the University of Bucharest - Philosophy Series, [S.l.], v. 66, n. 1, june 2017. ISSN 0068-3175. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 18 feb. 2019.