We should not then inquire whether the soul and body are one thing

We should not then inquire whether the soul and body are one thing

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We should not then inquire whether the soul and body are one thing, any more than whether the wax and its imprints are, or in general whether the matter of each thing is one with that of which it is the matter This sentence clearly shows the Platonic idea that Aristotle held in his mind. Platonic idea shows that although body and soul seems to be separate, because these two elements have different nature which contradicts each other, it actually is not.
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Unformatted text preview: Human are the land animal, and this is the combination of mortal and eternal. Eternal soul, or psyche, is within the mortal body, and these two are like wax and its imprints cant be separated. Thus, Aristotle develops more clear and precise analogy to explain his Platonic idea, using wax and its imprints....
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2011 for the course PHILOSOPHY 101 taught by Professor J baker during the Spring '11 term at NYU.

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