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Single Idea 476

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / D. Laws of Nature / 6. Laws as Numerical]

Full Idea

Number is the ruling and self-created bond which maintains the everlasting stability of the contents of the universe.

Gist of Idea

Self-created numbers make the universe stable


Philolaus (On the Cosmos (lost) [c.435 BCE], B23), quoted by (who?) - where?

Book Reference

'Ancilla to the Pre-Socratic Philosophers', ed/tr. Freeman,Kathleen [Harvard 1957], p.77