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Quotation by Aristotle
Generally, about all perception, we can say that a sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet ring without the iron or gold.
Aristotle (384–323 B.C.), Greek philosopher. On the Soul 2.12; 424a18 21, The Complete Works of Aristotle, trans. by J.A. Smith, ed. Jonathan Barnes, Princeton, Princeton University Press (1985).
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