So, if we must give a general formula applicable to all kinds of soul, we must describe it as the first actuality [entelechy] of a natural organized body.

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If thinking is like perceiving, it must be either a process in which the soul is acted upon by what is capable of being thought, o r a process different from but analogous to that. The thinking part of the soul must therefore be, while impassable, capable of receiving the form of an object; that is, must be potentially identical in character with its object without being the object. Mind must be related to what is thinkable, as sense is to what is sensible.

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A poet's object is not to tell what actually happened but what could or would happen either probably or inevitably.... For this re ason poetry is something more scientific and serious than history, because poetry tends to give general truths while history gives particular facts.

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