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[898e] has grown round all the senses of the body,1 and is an object of reason alone. Therefore by reason and rational thought let us grasp this fact about it,—

What fact?

If soul drives round the sun, we shall be tolerably sure to be right in saying that it does one of three things.

What things?

That either it exists everywhere inside of this apparent globular body and directs it, such as it is, just as the soul in us moves us about in all ways; or, having procured itself a body of fire or air (as some argue), it in the form of body pushes forcibly on the body from outside;

1 i.e. envelopes the body and its sense-organs (like circum-ambient air).

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