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26. Natural Theory / A. Speculations on Nature / 6. Early Matter Theories / d. The unlimited

[one basic unknowable substance exists]

7 ideas
The Boundless cannot exist on its own, and must have something contrary to it [Aristotle on Anaximander]
Anaximander introduced the idea that the first principle and element of things was the Boundless [Anaximander, by Simplicius]
Things begin and end in the Unlimited, and are balanced over time according to justice [Anaximander]
The essential nature, whatever it is, of the non-limited is everlasting and ageless [Anaximander]
Existing things, and hence the Cosmos, are a mixture of the Limited and the Unlimited [Philolaus]
The unlimited has no shape and is endless [Plato]
The basic ideas of fields and particles are merged in quantum mechanics [Rovelli]