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It must.

And that which moves in a circle must rest upon a centre; and that

which goes round upon a centre must have parts which are different

from the centre; but that which has no centre and no parts cannot

possibly be carried round upon a centre?

Impossible.

But perhaps the motion of the one consists in change of place?

Perhaps so, if it moves at all.

And have we not already shown that it cannot be in anything?

Yes.

Then its coming into being in anything is still more impossible;

is it not?

I do not see why.

Why, because anything which comes into being in anything, can

neither as yet be in that other thing while still coming into being,

nor be altogether out of it, if already coming into being in it.

Certainly not.

And therefore whatever comes into being in another must have

parts, and then one part may be in, and another part out of that

other; but that which has no parts can never be at one and the same

time neither wholly within nor wholly without anything.

True.

And is there not a still greater impossibility in that which has

no parts, and is not a whole, coming into being anywhere, since it

cannot come into being either as a part or as a whole?

Clearly.

Then it does not change place by revolving in the same spot, not

by going somewhere and coming into being in something; nor again, by

change in itself?

Very true.

Then in respect of any kind of motion the one is immoveable?

Immoveable.

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