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Unformatted text preview: in its own province and possesses its own individual character, but they dominate in turn as time revolves. ( 33 =B17, line 27) c. Motion : And these [sc. the elements] never cease continually interchanging, at one time all coming together into one by Love, and at another each being borne apart by the hatred of Strife. ( 33 =B17, line 6) ... For there are just these things [i.e., the four elements] , and running through one another they come to be both humans and the tribes of other beasts at one time coming together into a single cosmos by Love and at another each being borne apart by the hatred of Strife .... ( 51 =B26) Note that Empedocles not only accepts the existence of motion, but offers an explanation of it, in terms of two primitive forces, Love (which moves things together) and Strife (which separates them)....
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