Aristotle On His Predecessors; Being The First Book Of His Metaphysics

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...find unfamiliar synonyms for such common technical terms as shape, order, position is not altogether happy, but it is the best I can do. Z is said below to differ from N only in position because it is the same figure rotated through a right angle. The paleographical correction of this sentence by Diels does not affect the sense, and I have therefore been content to keep the traditional text. 2 On the nature and extent of the Pythagorean mathematics, see particularly Cantor, Geschichte der Mathematik, I., pp. 137-160 led to suppose that the principles of mathematics are the principles of all things. So as numbers are logically first among these principles, and as they fancied they could perceive in numbers many analogues of what is and what comes into being, much more readily than in fire and earth and water (such and such a property of number being justice, such and such another soul or mind, another opportunity, and so on, speaking generally, with all the other individual cases), and since they further observed that the properties and determining ratios of harmonies depend on numbers--since, in fact, everything else manifestly appeared to be modelled in its entire character on numbers, and numbers to be the ulti-986 a. mate1 things in the whole Universe, they became convinced that the elements of numbers are the elements of everything, and that the whole "Heaven"2 is harmony and number. So, all the r Milhaud, Les Philosophes-Geomktres dela Grbce, bk. i, ch. 2. Note that Aristotle never professes to know anything of the philosophical or scientific views of Pythagoras himself. On the sources of his knowledge of the "so-called Pythagoreans," consult Burnet,.o/. cit. p. 321. lnporoi; literally, " first," as above. 2«u/)ai/5c; literally,...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...find unfamiliar synonyms for such common technical terms as shape, order, position is not altogether happy, but it is t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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