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And I rejoiced to think that I has found in Anaxagoras a teacher of the causes of existence such as I desired, and I imagined that he would tell me first whether the earth is flat or round; and then he would further explain that this position was the best, and I should be satisfied... and not want any other sort of cause. And I thought that I would then go and ask him about the sun and moon and stars, and he would explain to me their comparative swiftness, and their returnings and various states, and how their several affections, active and passive, were all for the best. For I could not imagine that when he spoke of mind as the disposer of them, he would give any other account of their being as they are, except that this was best; and I thought when he had explained to me in detail the cause of each and the cause of all, he would go on to explain to me what was best for me and what was best for all. ...I seized the books and read them as fast as I could in my eagerness to know the better and the worse.

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And I rejoiced to think that I has found in Anaxagoras a teacher of the causes of existence such as I desired and I imagined that he would tell me first whether the earth is flat or round and then he would further explain that this position was the best and I should be satisfied and not want any other sort of cause And I thought that I would then go and ask him about the sun and moon and stars and he would explain to me their comparative swiftness and their returnings and various states and how their several affections active and passive were all for the best For I could not imagine that when he spoke of mind as the disposer of them he would give any other account of their being as they are except that this was best and I thought when he had explained to me in detail the cause of each and the cause of all he would go on to explain to me what was best for me and what was best for all I seized the books and read them as fast as I could in my eagerness to know the better and the worse

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