Single Idea 20903

[catalogued under 7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 3. Being / g. Particular being]

Full Idea

They say that what is differs only by Configuration ([rhusmos], which is the shape), by Disposition ([diathege], which is the order), and by Turning ([tropÍ], which is the position.

Gist of Idea

The only distinctions are Configuration (shape), Disposition (order) and Turning (position)


report of Democritus (fragments/reports [c.431 BCE], A006) by Aristotle - Metaphysics 0985b16

Book Reference

Democritus: 'Early Greek Phil VII: Democritus', ed/tr. Laks,A/Most,G [Harvard Loeb 2016], p.93

A Reaction

If you give the shape, structure and position of an object, there is no much more to say. Perhaps mention time.

Related Idea

Idea 20907 Democritus says atoms have size and shape, and Epicurus added weight [Epicurus, by Ps-Plutarch]