“Where sensual pleasure is most intense”

This is Cicero (echoing Plato’s Philebus), not Augustine (echoing Paul’s I Corinthians): “Where sensual pleasure is the most intense, it is the most inimical to philosophy. Who can follow a reasoning or think anything at all under the influence of intense pleasure?”

cit. M. Foucault, Confessions of the Flesh, trans. R. Hurley (New York, 2021), p. 257

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