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Single Idea 18450

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 5. Aims of Philosophy / b. Philosophy as transcendent]

Full Idea

There is a double death. One, known by all men, consists in the separation of the body with the soul; the other, characteristic of philosophers, results in the separation of the soul from the body.

Gist of Idea

Philosophy has its own mode of death, by separating soul from body


Porphyry (Launching Points to the Realm of the Mind [c.280], 1Enn9 3)

Book Reference

Porphyry: 'Launching Points to the Realm of the Mind', ed/tr. Guthrie,Kenneth [Phanes 1988], p.33

Related Idea

Idea 18449 Nature binds or detaches body to soul, but soul itself joins and detaches soul from body [Porphyry]