Aristotle’s System of the Physical World by Friedrich Solmsen

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That the first commotion in the Sphairos was brought about by Strife. This implies that the àíprj materializes subsequently, during the period of Strife's ascendance (this is presupposed in B35). As for the effects of Empedocles' 5/*^, Arist. De cáelo 11,13. 29539-21deserves more attention than it receives from Diels and Kranz, who print a 13-2 1 as a testimony for Empedocles (31A67) and include aç-i3 among those for Anaxagoras (59A88), in spite of navres in aio. I can see no justification for this decision.

Between being and not-being and participating of both) see Rep. V,47óe-48oa; the section includes no reference to genesis. 5See below, Chs. 4 and 16. org/terms 22 Aristotle's Physical World it may be inferred that Plato considered the "aggregational" point of view not entirely wrong or useless but rather as stopping short of a complete understanding and penetration. The contribution which the Forms make to genesis cannot be stated in the same terms used to describe the change of an "element" into something else or the mixing of elements in a compound.

13808. " At Theaet. i8icff. Plato uses the differentiation at once to administer a telling defeat to the Heracliteans; cf. Cornford (Theory, 05), who refers to the occurrence of the verb àWoiovadaiin Heraclitus B67. "Theaet. 181C9ÍÍ. **Note the introduction of the term (with apologies) in 182a. 5) uses the word eTepoiœaiswhen speaking of his principle, the air, as becoming moister, dryer, etc. , Ai), this would suffice to set him apart from the later developments. W. A. Heidel, Arch. f. Gesch. d.

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