Single Idea 634

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 9. General Causation / b. Nomological causation]

Full Idea

If we allow Forms or numbers, they will not be the cause of anything, or, if that is too strong, they will at any rate not be the cause of any movement.

Gist of Idea

Pure Forms and numbers can't cause anything, and especially not movement


Aristotle (Metaphysics [c.324 BCE], 1075b)

Book Reference

Aristotle: 'The Metaphysics', ed/tr. Lawson-Tancred,Hugh [Penguin 1998], p.388