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Chapter XXX.

EMPEDOCLES believes that Nature is nothing else but the mixture and separation of the elements; for thus he writes in the first book of his natural philosophy:
Nature gives neither life nor death,
Mutation makes us die or breathe.
The elements first are mixed, then all
Do separate: this mortals Nature call.

[p. 132] Anaxagoras is of the same opinion, that Nature is coalition and separation, that is, generation and corruption.

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