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Natura naturans.

Term used, with natura naturata, by Averroes (see Arabic Philosophy), F. G. Bruno,* Nicholas* of Cusa, and B. Spinoza.* Natura naturans designated the creative force, or God as the active power of nature; natura naturata designated the created substance.


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