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Yung K
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Yung K

Mainly spiritual, I believe.

answers2questions
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answers2questions

Yes.

labowu
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labowu

More than likely both. They aren’t mutually exclusive. Science describes the mechanisms but doesn’t make the concept of spirituality obsolete.

origen_1999
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origen_1999

The super ego is just a freudian category. I don’t put a lot of stock in Freud.

However, some people with utlize the biblical categories Body-Soul-Spirit and synthesis them with Freud, so you get Super God= Spirit, Ego =Soul and the Id= our lower nature, or what the Bible calls the “Flesh” (which is based in the body.)

Rev. Iason Ouabache
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Rev. Iason Ouabache

There is no evidence for a Ghost in the Machine, so I’m going to go with complex chemicals.

SpareMeUrWisdom
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SpareMeUrWisdom

I think it’s exactly that… theists think their super-ego is god, atheists and others think their super-ego is merely their conscience

MrNiceGuy
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MrNiceGuy

Well, lessee.
It’s either complex chemical reactions in the brain
OR
mystical voodoo magic given to us by unicorns and fairies.

YOU DECIDE!!

Stephski
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Stephski

It’s partially due to the inborn survival instinct. Not sure if that’s chemical but it certainly isnt spiritual. Babies dont have a superego, you develop it when you get to the age of about 2/3 (it varies depending on the level of cognitive development). It develops when you internalise the morals of the authority figures around you, such as your parents.

Kevin Kosmos
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Kevin Kosmos

ego is an effect of personal experience, and therefore a pattern of chemicals in my brain.