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Lucretius believes that there is a difference between the body and the spirit He believes that both are material and that the spirit is mortal and separate organ extending throughout the body We could think of this in terms of the nervous system in ever part of our body from head to toe Is part of man no less than hand or foot or eyes are parts of a whole living creature Lucretius pg69 He believes body and spirit make up one system both are interconnected interdependent one keeps the other alive for the two are interlocked by common roots and cannot be torn apart without manifest disaster As easily could the scent be torn out of lumps of incense without destroying their nature as mind and spirit could be abstracted from the whole body without total dissolution Lucretius pg 75 Thomas Aquinas agrees with this view He says you are your soul and you live in your body A human being is both a soul and a body Aquinas says the soul which is the first principle of life is not a body but the act of a body thus heat which is the principle of calefaction is not a body but and act of a body T Aquinas question 75 article 1 Lucretius believes that both the body and soul are material however Thomas Aquinas believes that the body is material but the soul is form He says that form and matter are always found together Aquinas also says that the human soul is subsistent in that is operates apart from the body in at least one way and that is intellect thinking free choice and will It cannot be material because these are not material processes Aquinas also argues that thinking is abstract and something material cannot preform an abstract process Choice and free will are also things that cannot be materialistic processes Thomas Aquinas does not believe the soul is
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