A nexus of Aristotle and Plato’s disagreement

Aristotle makes two claims about the source of motion:

a.) all motion reduces to something immobile

b.) All motion requires something immobile immanent in the natural world.

Plato disagrees with a. by reducing all motion not to the immobile but to the self-mobile; and he disputes b. by saying that there is nothing immobile immanent in the natural world. All immobility is proper to existing as the ideas.

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1 Comment

  1. freder1ck said,

    February 27, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    so the unmoved mover is unmoving. Dante’s inferno has a wind that really the beating of Satan’s bat wings-Satan himself locked in the lake of ice; but Dante rises through the heavenly spheres by divine gravity (mediated by Beatrice)…


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