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It follows, therefore, that this supposed substance -- this thing, the permanence of which is not assured in any other way, may, if not by decomposition, by gradual loss (remissio) of its powers (consequently by elanguescence, if I may employ this expression), be changed into nothing.
curtiss commented on the word elanguescence
the gradual loss by the soul of its powers (used in the philosophy of Kant)
October 1, 2010