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Single Idea 5115

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / A. Classical Physics / 1. Mechanics / a. Explaining movement]

Full Idea

For people to ignore the evidence of their senses and look for an explanation for everything being at rest is feeble-minded.

Gist of Idea

It is feeble-minded to look for explanations of everything being at rest


comment on Parmenides (fragments/reports [c.474 BCE]) by Aristotle - Physics 253a32

Book Reference

Aristotle: 'Physics', ed/tr. Waterfield,Robin [OUP 1996], p.192

A Reaction

Not exactly an argument, but an interestingly robust assertion of commonsense against dodgy arguments. Aristotle is not exactly an empiricist, but he is on that side of the fence.