The contrary doctrine, that the soul is incorporeal, is disposed of by deductive reasoning. The role of the Sensations, Anticipations, and Feelings is that of witnesses. The band covers Soul Classics from Sam and Dave, the Supremes, Wilson Pickett, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, The Staple Singers and The Queen of Soul — Aretha Franklin! They function as a unit and reactions are psychosomatic. As might be expected, it is the Feelings and Sensations that serve as criteria. The theory may well confirm, however, the truth of the tradition that Epicurus believed the earth to be buoyed up by air. The volitional mind also takes cognizance of the Feelings, that is, those fears and anxieties which warn the individual of the false opinions concerning things of supreme importance, the causes of the worst turmoil in the soul. Therefore the assumption is false and the contrary proposition holds true: the soul is corporeal.
All of these bear witness to the extreme mobility of the soul. This is a 100% Old School Soul Revue complete with outstanding female singers, a full horn section, and a show that that will knock your socks off! Under the Feelings may be cited sudden fright, which instantly convulses the whole being. There is nothing in nature incorporeal except the void. The character of the automatic mind that most impressed Epicurus was its speed. Before the human being makes the decision to walk, his mind must receive a stimulus from the impact of images of himself in the act of walking. Neither does the comparison with the winds driving ships or derricks lifting huge stones result in a verdict of plausibility.
As for the Sensations, their characteristic is quickness of response to stimulus, eukinesia, and with them are to be paired the reactions of thought, dianoeseis, as of perception and memory. The problem, therefore, is to determine which varieties of atoms compose the soul. The judge, as becomes his office, rejects no evidence that is pertinent; he distinguishes between mere opinion and knowledge, between the idea that awaits confirmation by additional evidence and that which is already certain, between the immediate, dependable sensation and the deceptive, distant view, between false pleasures and wholesome pleasures and between true and false concepts of abstract truth. This, however, is incapable, on the one hand, of initiating motion or of delivering a stimulus and, on the other hand, of receiving a stimulus from a moving body, but these capacities are the characteristic attributes of the soul. They are coterminous and cosensitive.
Plato thought the eyes discharged beams of light, and Democritus thought that the intervening air was shaped into images by the object. The so-called rational part could with equal justice be called the emotional part, because fears and joys, according to Epicurus, have their seat in the same place. Its function is to receive and process sensations and under normal conditions this is done instantaneously: to cite trite examples, the individual is unerringly warned of ditches and precipices and other dangers in his path. It is this automatic mind that takes care of man in his daily rounds on the physical or somatic level of life. The two are born at the same time and grow and decline in pace with one another. Let it be assumed that the soul is incorporeal. Incidentally, readers will recognize in this theory a precise anticipation of gestalt psychology.
The litigants are truth and error. . Lucretius is specific about the analogy, Epicurus states it by implication. This is the gist of Authorized Doctrine 24. If the mind falls short of performing these judicial functions, the conflict in the soul will be prolonged and no satisfying decision between truth and error will be attainable.
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