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And the argument, by showing that memory is that which leads us towards the objects of desire, has proved that all the impulse, the desire, and the ruling principle in every living being are of the soul.

Quite right.

So the argument denies utterly that the body hungers or thirsts or has any such affection.

Very true.

Let us consider a further point in connection with those very affections. For I think the purpose of the argument is to point out to us a state of life existing in them.

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