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[64d] When an affection which is against nature and violent occurs within us with intensity it is painful, whereas the return back to the natural condition, when intense, is pleasant1; and an affection which is mild and gradual is imperceptible, while the converse is of a contrary character. And the affection which, in its entirety, takes place with ease is eminently perceptible, but it does not involve pain or pleasure; such, for example, are the affections of the visual stream itself, which, as we said before,2 becomes in the daylight a body substantially one with our own. For no pains are produced therein by cuttings or burnings

1 Cf. Rep. 583 C ff.,Phileb. 31 D ff.

2 Cf. 45 B.

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