Single Idea 561

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 4. Naturalised causation]

Full Idea

We must especially inquire and investigate whether there is any cause beyond matter in itself or not, and whether this is separable or not, and whether it is one or many in number.

Gist of Idea

Is there cause outside matter, and can it be separated, and is it one or many?


Aristotle (Metaphysics [c.324 BCE], 0995b)

Book Reference

Aristotle: 'The Metaphysics', ed/tr. Lawson-Tancred,Hugh [Penguin 1998], p.58