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We will try to ignore the often-repeated "everything in everything," which if taken literally leads to an infinite regress. We hope that Anaxagoras' theory of the composition of matter can be established by first examining his more straightforward and conventional statements; then, perhaps, the paradox will take care of itself.


David Sider presented "Anaxagoras on the Composition of Matter" to the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy at its meeting with the American Philological Association in Washington DC in 1975. It was a preliminary study for his book, The Fragments of Anaxagoras, Academia Verlag, second edition 2005.

David Sider is Professor of Classics at New York University. Here's his official departmental page: