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Ideas of Anaxagoras, by Text

[Greek, c.500 - 428 BCE, Born in Clazomenae. Taught the playwright Euripides. Died at Lampsacus.]

460BCE Fragments of Anaxagoras
529a34 p.509 Basic is the potentially perceptible, then comes the contrary qualities, and finally the 'elements'
460BCE Natural Science (frags)
p.14 Anaxagoras said that the number of principles was infinite
p.52 Mind is self-ruling, pure, ordering and ubiquitous
p.80 Anaxagoras was the first to say that the universe is directed by an intelligence
p.155 Anaxagoras says mind produces order and causes everything
p.202 Anaxagoras says mind remains pure, and so is not affected by what it changes
p.387 For Anaxagoras the Good Mind has no opposite, and causes all movement, for a higher reason
p.471 Anaxagoreans regard the homoeomeries as elements, which compose earth, air, fire and water
p.695 Anaxagoras was the first recorded atheist
1216 p.232 Anaxagoras said a person would choose to be born to contemplate the ordered heavens
B12 p.11 Nous is unlimited, self-ruling and pure; it is the finest thing, with great discernment and strength
B12 p.85 Past, present and future, and the movements of the heavens, were arranged by Mind
B17 p.85 Nothing is created or destroyed; there is only mixing and separation
B21 p.18 The senses are too feeble to determine the truth