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Single Idea 553

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / A. Speculations on Nature / 4. Mathematical Nature]

Full Idea

The Pythagoreans thought that the principles of mathematical entities were the principles of all entities.

Gist of Idea

Pythagoreans think mathematical principles are the principles of all of nature


report of Pythagoras (reports [c.530 BCE]) by Aristotle - Metaphysics 985b

Book Reference

Aristotle: 'Metaphysics', ed/tr. Lawson-Tancred,Hugh [Penguin 1998], p.19