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Single Idea 638

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

Full Idea

The Pythagoreans offered definitions of a limited range of things on the basis of numbers; examples are timeliness, justice and marriage.

Gist of Idea

Pythagoreans define timeliness, justice and marriage in terms of numbers


report of Pythagoras (reports [c.530 BCE]) by Aristotle - Metaphysics 1078b

Book Reference

Aristotle: 'Metaphysics', ed/tr. Lawson-Tancred,Hugh [Penguin 1998], p.402