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Single Idea 23228

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / C. Powers and Dispositions / 2. Powers as Basic]

Full Idea

The principle of activity, of generation and becoming in and for itself, is purely in that force itself and not in anything outside itů; the force is not driven or set in motion, it sets itself in motion.

Gist of Idea

The principle of activity and generation is found in a self-moving basic force


Johann Fichte (The Vocation of Man [1800], 1)

Book Reference

Fichte,Johann G.: 'The Vocation of Man', ed/tr. Preuss,Peter [Hackett 1987], p.8

A Reaction

A good account of primitive powers, as self-motivating forces. I can't think what else could be fundamental to nature. This whole passage of Fichte expounds a powers ontology.

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Idea 23230 Nature contains a fundamental force of thought [Fichte]