Bruno, Giordano – On Magic - Templates
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On Magic – Giordano Bruno
Just as a house or a garment results from a model or pattern in the maker's mind in the case of artefacts, likewise,, in the productions of nature, a species of thing is generated and defined by the exemplar, which is distinctive of the matter which generates the form. For example, we see the same types of food, and the same heavens, water and houses reproduced in substance: a dog into a dog, a human into a human, a cat into a cat. And a dog generates the same species of dog and a human the same species of human.
From this, it is clear that the entire cause of the differences is due to an idea, which is generally present everywhere in nature, and which is later limited to this or that species, depending on whether one or other species