Ideas from 'On the Natural Faculties' by Galen [170], by Theme Structure

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15. Nature of Minds / C. Capacities of Minds / 1. Faculties
We just use the word 'faculty' when we don't know the psychological cause
                        Full Idea: So long as we are ignorant of the true essence of the cause which is operating, we call it a 'faculty'.
                        From: Galen (On the Natural Faculties [c.170], I.iv), quoted by Dominik Perler - Intro to The Faculties: a History 2
                        A reaction: This is probably the view of most modern neuroscientists. I want to defend the idea that we need the concept of a faculty in philosophy, even if the psychologists and neuroscientists say it is too vague for their purposes.