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This chapter includes the translation of De spiritu which J.F. Dobson published in 1914. The translation used Jaeger's 1913 edition of the Greek text. Despite its countless defects, it was included without any changes in The complete works of Aristotle. The innate pneuma, how does it maintain itself and grow? For we see that it increases and becomes stronger with age and as the physical disposition changes. The growth and maintenance of the innate pneuma as a result of respiration, as Aristogenes holds-for he believes that breath, too, is food, because the air is concocted in the lungs, and this breath is distributed to the vessels-causes more problems.

Keywords:De spiritu; J.F. Dobson; pneuma



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