|French to English translations [PRO]|
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / proverb
|French term or phrase: tout est dans tout et l'inverse également|
|This is quoted as a Chinese proverb in my text, but on Google I found that it was in fact attributed to Anaxagore, a Greek.|
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|Thanks Conor - I would have translated it like that but just wanted to check. I wish I could apportion points but you were the first to come up with this answer|
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|tout est dans tout et l'inverse également |
everything contains a part of everything
One may legitimately consider Anaxagoras as the first exponent of a « philosophy of mind ». But what exactly Anaxagoras’ mind amounts to remains an open question. Plato saw a contradiction between the teleological implications of Anaxagoras’ choice of Mind as an organizing principle, and its mechanistic cosmology. Modern studies locate the tension within the Intellect itself, between its intentional and its kinetic dimensions. Coming back to an interpretation put forward in 1993 in the light of some critics it prompted, the present article suggests to read the separation/diakrisis which Mind operates at the cosmic level as a basically cognitive operation, which consists in separating what is from what it is not (krisis). If, however, total separation is impossible, in virtue of Anaxagoras’ famous principle according to which « everything contains a part of everything », Anaxagoras’ system appears to be a reflexion, perhaps the first of its kind, on the irreducibility of practice to theory, and on the necessary distance between Mind and its objectivations. The second part of the article undertakes to clarify in the light of this problematic some doxographical passages in the ancient tradition.
|Dr Sue Levy|
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