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Single Idea 5720

[catalogued under 29. Religion / D. Religious Issues / 2. Immortality / a. Immortality]

Full Idea

Spirit is mortal.

Gist of Idea

Spirit is mortal


Lucretius (On the Nature of the Universe [c.60 BCE], III.542)

Book Reference

Lucretius: 'On the Nature of the Universe', ed/tr. Latham,Ronald [Penguin 1951], p.112

A Reaction

This is asserted at an historical moment when immortality is beginning to grip everyone's imagination.