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Single Idea 469

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

Full Idea

Since it is plain that existing things are neither wholly from the Limiting, nor wholly from the Unlimited, clearly the cosmos and its contents were fitted together from both the Limiting and the Unlimited.

Gist of Idea

Existing things, and hence the Cosmos, are a mixture of the Limited and the Unlimited


Philolaus (On the Cosmos (lost) [c.435 BCE], B02), quoted by John Stobaeus - Anthology 1.21.7a

Book Reference

'Ancilla to the Pre-Socratic Philosophers', ed/tr. Freeman,Kathleen [Harvard 1957], p.73