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Single Idea 555

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / A. Speculations on Nature / 6. Early Matter Theories / e. The One]

Full Idea

Those who assert that the universe is one and a single nature, when they try to give the causes of generation and destruction, miss out the cause of movement.

Gist of Idea

People who say that the cosmos is one forget that they must explain movement

Source

comment on Parmenides (fragments/reports [c.474 BCE]) by Aristotle - Metaphysics 988b

Book Reference

Aristotle: 'The Metaphysics', ed/tr. Lawson-Tancred,Hugh [Penguin 1998], p.28