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Title: The Parmenidean Paradox Of Motion

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Date: April 28, 2006
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These entities are eternally real and unchanging, but at the same time they can be mixed and separated from each other. Anaxagoras imagines the original state of the cosmos in terms of eternal substances that have not been separated from one another. A divine Nous or mind sets this original mixture into motion, from which everything is separated...

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A divine Nous or mind sets this original mixture into motion, from which everything is separated. Anaxagoras tries to reconcile the Parmenidean idea of unity by stating that "in everything there is a portion of everything" (Curd fr.12 ll.1, pg.56), but his originative substance, although it is eternal, it still sets about motion and change, and does not remain a substantive whole that Parmenides imagined...

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