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Date: 1696

"Imagine two clocks or watches which agree perfectly ... Put now the soul and the body in place of these two clocks; their accordance may be brought about by one of these three ways."

— Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm (1646-1716)

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Date: 1699

"I justified my use of the word Spirit in that Sense from the Authorities of Cicero and Virgil, applying the Latin word Spiritus, from whence Spirit is derived, to the Soul as a thinking Thing, without excluding Materiality out of it. To which your Lordship replies,*That Cicero, in his Tusculan Q...

— Locke, John (1632-1704)

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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.