an activity of intellect, embodying universal truth, potentially present in the mind of every individual, and when present, forming the only immortal part of the individual.
But to this doctrine Aristotle makes an exception in favour of the active reason.
A Critical History of Greek Philosophy W. T. Stace
On the other hand, I’ve no active reason to hate you, at present.
Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930 Various
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