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Single Idea 456

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / E. Cosmology / 2. Eternal Universe]

Full Idea

If Nothing existed, in no way could anything come into being out of nothing.

Gist of Idea

Nothing could come out of nothing


Melissus (fragments/reports [c.443 BCE], B1), quoted by (who?) - where?

Book Reference

'Ancilla to the Pre-Socratic Philosophers', ed/tr. Freeman,Kathleen [Harvard 1957], p.48