So, I was watching a certain anime and a good few of the characters have prosthetic limbs. One of the characters said that their prosthetic limbs were an “extension of their soul”.
So, that got me thinking: I know that the body is the temple of the spirit and that the soul is often described as the “form of the body”. I also know that parts of our body are replaceable, that once a part of our body dies, that the soul is not attached to it anymore. When a new body part, whether that be new a heart or liver or whatnot is placed in our body, that the soul helps to animate that body part, right?
So, what about prosthetic limbs? If it is fully moveable, down to each finger or joint, is the soul attached to that limb like any other living part of the body since it is able to express the body the same way a real limb does? If so, would that work the same way for a prosthetic limb that doesn’t really move much on it’s own (like a simple hook arm or a peg leg).
Then, we can go further…
What if in the distant future we were able to replace any body part what-so-ever with a fake one when needed. What if someone had nearly all their body parts replaced with such inventions…something like this balticasia.lt/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Ghost_in_the_Shell-379748254-large.jpg They practically become part cyborg.
How do you think that would work? Would they be fully human anymore since they don’t have much of their old body left?
Just some fun speculation ^^ Thank in advance