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Ideas of Diogenes (Apoll), by Text

[Greek, c.480 - 420 BCE, Born in Apollonia, in Crete. A doctor. Lived in Athens for a while.]

440BCE fragments/reports
p.152 Diogenes of Apollonia offered the first teleological account of cosmology [Robinson,TM]
A05 p.196 Diogenes of Apollonia was the last natural scientist [Simplicius]
A19 p.200 Perception must be an internal matter, because we can fail to perceive when we are preoccupied [Theophrastus]
B01 p.87 Start a thesis with something undisputable
B02 p.87 Plants and animals can only come into existence if something fixes their species
B02 p.87 Things must retain their essential nature during change, or mixing would be impossible
B02 p.87 Everything is ultimately a variation of one underlying thing
B05 p.88 Air is divine, because it is in and around everything, and arranges everything
B05 p.88 Each thing must be in some way unique
DK 64 p.7 The older Diogenes said the soul is air, made of the smallest particles