Anaxagoras of Clazomenae was an important Presocratic natural The second theory of significance is Anaxagoras’ postulation of Mind (Nous) as the initiating. The most original aspect of Anaxagoras’s system was his doctrine of nous (“mind” or “reason”). The cosmos was formed by mind in two stages: first, by a. Nous: Nous, (Greek: “mind” or “intellect”) in philosophy, the faculty of intellectual fact, the counterpart of the nous (Mind) of Anaxagoras, another of Plato’s.

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Don’t have an account? Based on a fresh examination of the evidence, I argue that Anaxagoras holds that considerable difference between things is itself productive of motion.

Taking into account what nous brings about, including the cosmic vortex that orders the world znaxagoras the preservation of living things by being present in them as their soulAnaxagoras can be recognized as having offered the framework for a wide-reaching teleology with his conception of nous.


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