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2. Now there are three elements in the soul which control action and the attainment of truth: namely, Sensation, Intellect,1 and Desire.

1 νοῦς here bears its usual philosophic sense of the intellect, or rational part of the ‘soul,’ as a whole, whose function is διάνοια, thought in general. In chap. 6 it is given a special and restricted meaning, and this in chap. 9 is related to the popular use of the word to denote ‘good sense’ or practical intelligence.

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