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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.

    The Critique of Pure Reason

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  • the gradual loss by the soul of its powers (used in the philosophy of Kant)

    October 1, 2010