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Single Idea 20914

[catalogued under 15. Nature of Minds / A. Nature of Mind / 8. Brain]

Full Idea

Democritus says [the directive centre is located] in the whole head.

Gist of Idea

The directive centre is located in the whole head


report of Democritus (fragments/reports [c.431 BCE], A105) by Pseudo-Plutarch - On the Doctrine of the Philosophers 4.5.1

Book Reference

Democritus: 'Early Greek Phil VII: Democritus', ed/tr. Laks,A/Most,G [Harvard Loeb 2016], p.195

A Reaction

The whole head is not quite the brain, but he is getting very warm indeed, and long before anyone else got so close.