Single Idea 1496

[catalogued under 2. Reason / B. Laws of Thought / 2. Sufficient Reason]

Full Idea

Something which is established in the centre and has equality in relation to the extremes has no more reason to move up than it has down or to the sides (so the earth is stationary)

Gist of Idea

The earth is stationary, because it is in the centre, and has no more reason to move one way than another


report of Anaximander (fragments/reports [c.570 BCE], A26) by Aristotle - On the Heavens 295b11

Book Reference

'The First Philosophers', ed/tr. Waterfield,Robin [OUP 2000], p.16