I disagree. There are always two sides (at least) of reality: Yin-Yang, Day-Night, Male-Female and so on. Mind and Soul, the latter in figurative sense. Some questions can be quantified and answered by science, some cannot and belong to the philosophy. You cannot dismiss the subjective part of the reality. After all, all we have is subjective experience.
Here is an old and good essay on the purpose of philosophy which I think is relevant for this discussion. It's worthwhile reading in full. The Purpose of Philosophy
So, too, in our own time, such disciplines as economics, psy- chology, semantics, logic itself, are gradually shaking themselves free from everything that is neither dependent on observation nor formal; if and when they have successfully completed this process they will be finally launched on independent careers of their own as natural or formal sciences, with a rich philosophical past, but an empirical and/or formal present and future. The history of thought is thus a long series of parricides, in which new disciplines seek to achieve their freedom by killing off the parent subjects and eradicating from within themselves whatever traces still linger there of ‘philosophical’ problems, that is, the kind of questions that do not carry within their own structure clear indications of the techniques of their own solution.
Again. No. No. No. Stop reciting these tropes. Stop with the pathological reductivity...(it's all just subjective)..It won;t be long before y'all are scurrying back to "non-overlapping magisteria"
Just so stories do not bear any relevance here. Was the dose lethal? Yes or No...Did the building collapse, yes or no, Does the human mind have the capacity for telepathy? spell casting or "willing things into being. ......NO. Your reference to the purpose of philosophy IS as relevant as tits on a boar. There is no question of Sides...there is no presumed validity to one persons nonsense (it is wrong to draw the prophet) and another persons clear and convincing observations and evidence (the act of drawing a picture does no overt violence to any person, place or thing..) You are entitled of course to an opinion...but there's no presumed validity simply because you have it.
Think this through,,,for fuxsake. In matters of fact, there are very often only one "side" which is correct within its frame of reference. The fact we all have different fantasies about how the world works bears none percent on how it actually does or does not work. There may always be reasonable minds disagreeing on matters of perspective, in which case there are always as many sides as there are internal dialogues. Do souls exist? Yes or no? based on the evidence? Have you asked the wrong question? Is the concept or a "soul" so lost in dogma or mired in other hard to explain phenomena (consciousness) that we are prevented from even contemplating the possibility correctly (maybe this).
On the OP's query though..it's again, "Do you believe you have a soul"
Potential answers...yes you do believe that for good reason (none offered yet) or no you do not for good reasons or.... as is the larger part of consensus here. I believe I have one because the western conception of a soul is critical to my view of how the world works.
So far.. SAG you're almost as bad an offender as the others, the who's answer is....BUTBUTBUT what about
(insert pet narrative). In short, most of you seem stymied at even answering honestly because you would prefer a different question. What philosophy is FOR in this case, is obfuscating and avoiding some extremely valid experience. No one has yet observed or shown even a uniquely experienced or described depiction of their particular soul....just a whole lot of horseshit where people go back to why it's so very dire that the answer be yes or alternatively, why the question is LESS important to them than some other long cherished cultural fiction.
That's fine. Truly, I enjoy my fictions a great deal ( I prefer Kubrick and Pratchett and Shakespeare to most of the gunk that appears to be cluttering most of your minds but hey..horses for courses) But where I am distinctly advantaged in my affection for fictions here is that I have the self respect to accept that these fictions or just tools for comforting oneself with the idea of how it *feels* to be human, Very little of the rubbish being extruded here passes any muster with regard to saying what IS actually going on with this collection off meat running around on the planet. As is all too often the case..you have too many feels to do any thinks.