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Single Idea 16570

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / A. Speculations on Nature / 6. Early Matter Theories / f. Ancient elements]

Full Idea

On one possible description, an element is what is found last when bodies are taken apart, and what is found first when bodies are generated.

Gist of Idea

Elements are found last in dismantling bodies, and first in generating them

Source

Albert of Saxony (On 'Generation and Corruption' [1356], II.3), quoted by Robert Pasnau - Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671 2.1

Book Reference

Pasnau,Robert: 'Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671' [OUP 2011], p.17