“would remember that there are two distinct disturbances of the eyes
arising from two causes, according as the shift is from light to darkness or
from darkness to light,1 and, believing
that the same thing happens to the soul too, whenever he saw a soul perturbed
and unable to discern something, he would not laugh2 unthinkingly, but
would observe whether coming from a brighter life its vision was obscured by the
unfamiliar darkness, or
1 Aristotle, De
an. 422 a 20 f. says the over-bright is ἀόρατον but otherwise than the dark.
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