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Full Idea

Bodies are not, properly speaking, perceived by the senses or by the faculty of imagination, but by the intellect alone.

Gist of Idea

We perceive objects by intellect, not by senses or imagination


René Descartes (Meditations [1641], §2.34)

Book Reference

Descartes,René: 'Discourse on Method/The Meditations', ed/tr. Sutcliffe,F.E. [Penguin 1968], p.112