Thinking being

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A visual Denis Diderot's 1769 Alembert's Dream dialogue where he ruminates on how marble can transform into a living point, then a sentient being, then thinking being.

In terms, thinking being (LH:#) is a being that is capable of thought; a being that thinks.[1]


The following are quotes:

“You will concede to me that the distance from a piece of marble to a sentient being is a lot further than from a sentient being to a thinking being.”
Denis Diderot (1769), Alembert's Dream (§1.36)

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  1. Perl, Eric. (2014). Thinking Being: Introduction to Metaphysics in the Classical Tradition. Brill.
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