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Aristotle, Metaphysics, Book 1, section 985b (search)
arises in things,they casually ignored this point, very much as the other thinkers did. Such, then, as I say, seems to be the extent of the inquiries which the earlier thinkers made into these two kinds of cause.At the same time, however, and even earlier the so-calledAristotle seems to have regarded Pythagoras as a legendary person. Pythagoreans applied themselves to mathematics, and were the first to develop this sciencePythagoras himself (fl. 532 B.C.) is said by Aristoxenus (ap. Stobaeus 1.20.1) to have been the first to make a theoretical study of arithmetic.; and through studying it they came to believe that its principles are the principles of everything.And since numbers are by nature first among these principles, and they fancied that they could detect in numbers, to a greater extent than in fire and earth and water, many analoguesCf. Aristot. Met. 14.6ff.. of what is and comes into bei