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Single Idea 631

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / A. Speculations on Nature / 2. Natural Purpose / a. Final purpose]

Full Idea

Anaxagoras says the good is a principle as the source of movement, in the form of Mind. However it does it for the sake of something else, which is a further factor. And he allows no opposite to the good Mind.

Gist of Idea

For Anaxagoras the Good Mind has no opposite, and causes all movement, for a higher reason


report of Anaxagoras (fragments/reports [c.460 BCE]) by Aristotle - Metaphysics 1075b

Book Reference

Aristotle: 'The Metaphysics', ed/tr. Lawson-Tancred,Hugh [Penguin 1998], p.387