Unformatted text preview: of soul functions or activities (413a23). a. Growth, nutrition, (reproduction) b. Locomotion, perception c. Intellect (= thought) 2. This gives us three corresponding degrees of soul: a. Nutritive soul (plants) b. Sensitive soul (all animals) c. Rational soul (human beings) 3. These are nested in the sense that anything that has a higher degree of soul also has all of the lower degrees. All living things grow, nourish themselves, and reproduce. Animals not only do that, but move and perceive. Humans do all of the above and reason, as well. (There are further subdivisions within the various levels, which we will ignore.)...
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