─Jacques Maritain: The Range of Reason, Part I, Ch. 5.
"THE human soul communicates to bodily matter its own existence. Both make up one thing, so much so that the existence of the whole compound is also the existence of the soul. This is not the case with other substantial forms which are not subsistent. The human soul keeps its existence when the body breaks up."
─St. Thomas Aquinas: Summa Theologica, I, q. 76, a. 1. ad 5.
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