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Ancient Philosophy

Greek Pre-Socratics

What was Anaxagoras’ idea about the Mind?

Anaxagoras of Clazoenae (c. 500–428 B.C.E.) believed that the first cause of motion was Mind, which is separate from everything else. Mind created the things in the world by starting a vortex in which different kinds of matter separated out.



Democratus appears on a 1967 Greek drachma note (BigStock).
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