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Single Idea 20913

[catalogued under 17. Mind and Body / E. Mind as Physical / 1. Physical Mind]

Full Idea

Democritus explains thinking by the mixture of the body, which is surely in accordance with his reasoning, since he makes the soul the body.

Gist of Idea

Democritus says the soul is the body, and thinking is thus the mixture of the body


report of Democritus (fragments/reports [c.431 BCE], A135) by Theophrastus - On the Senses 58

Book Reference

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

A Reaction

I agree with Democritus.

Related Idea

Idea 20912 The soul is the same as the mind [Democritus, by Aristotle]