"He is blind, whose intellectual eye is closed."

— Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180), Francis Hutcheson (1694-1746), and James Moor (bap. 1712, d. 1779)

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Robert Foulis
"He is blind, whose intellectual eye is closed."
Metaphor in Context
29. He is a foreigner, and not a citizen of the world, who knows not what is in it; and he too, who knows not what ordinarily happens in it. He is a deserter, who flies from the governing reason in this polity. He is blind, whose intellectual eye is closed. He is the beggar, who always needs something from others, and has not from himself all that is necessary for life. He is an abscess of the world, who withdraws or separates himself from the reason which presides in the whole, by repining at what befalls: That same nature produces this event which produced thee. He is the seditious citizen, who separates his private soul from that one common soul of which all rational natures are parts.
Reading (OLL)
At least 5 entries in ESTC (1742, 1749, 1752, 1753, 1764).

See The Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. Newly Translated from the Greek: With Notes, and an Account of His Life. (Glasgow: Printed by Robert Foulis; and sold by him at the College; by Mess. Hamilton and Balfour, in Edinburgh; and by Andrew Millar, over against St. Clements Church, London, 1742). <Link to ECCO>

Searching Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, The Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, trans. Francis Hutcheson and James Moor, ed. and with an Introduction by James Moore and Michael Silverthorne (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2008). <Link to OLL>
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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.