The artificial as opposed to the exterior

The modern problem did not arise for the ancients not because they overlooked the subject but because they saw that which was really divided from “the interior” not as the exterior, but as the artificial or accidental. To lack an arche or principium of action, that is, to lack an interior source of being and unification and so to be inert, dead, and mechanical was not a feature of the exterior world but of artificial objects. 


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