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Single Idea 23267

[catalogued under 15. Nature of Minds / A. Nature of Mind / 2. Psuche]

Full Idea

The Stoic view is clear: the substance of soul comes about through some mixture of air and fire.

Gist of Idea

Stoics say the soul is a mixture of air and fire


report of Stoic school (fragments/reports [c.200 BCE]) by Galen - The soul's dependence on the body Kiv.4.784

Book Reference

Galen: 'Selected Works of Galen', ed/tr. Singer,P.N. [OUP 1997], p.158

A Reaction

Most accounts seem to neglect the role of air (whatever that might be).