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Date: c. 1016-1021

"These bodily members are, as it were, no more than garments; which, because they have been attached to us for a long time, we think are us, or parts of us [and] the cause of this is the long period of adherence: we are accustomed to remove clothes and to throw them down, which we are entirely un...

— Avicenna [Ibn Sīnā] (c. 980-1037)

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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.