The solution of this problem is similar to that of inherence.
Tell me, then, what is that of which the inherence will render the body alive?
And, if the substance of the soul is defined as that in which perceptions inhere, what is meant by the inherence?
Hence the mind perceives their necessary connection with inherence, or with being supported.
The Vegetative organism, being the agency of Life, is female in origin and inherence.
The Cerebro-spinal organism, being the agency of Adaptation, is male in origin and inherence.
For this second relation of inherence again, a third relation of inherence would have to be assumed and so on ad infinitum.
Nor can it be inherence, since it would be impossible to define who should be the abode and who the abiding thing.
The new hybrids being male in inherence, nothing is added to the female reproductive, or Vital, potential in them.
The first problem to be solved in metaphysics is the problem of inherence, or the thing with its characteristics.