Principle of spontaneity
Tends to infinity
Schelling’s philosophy of nature builds a process stack in which individual items initially seem independent and unrelated, but which in truth function within a relative totality. His thought stands in opposition to the Newtonian picture of matter as constituted by inert, impenetrable particles.
“Insofar as we regard the totality of objects not merely as a product, but at the same time necessarily as productive, it becomes Nature for us, and this identity of the product and the productivity, and this alone, is implied by the idea of Nature, even in the ordinary use of language.” – Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling