Fountains, the self-moved
, the absorbed, the commander because he is commanded, the assured, the primary,--they are good; for these announce the instant presence of supreme power.
Proclus explains that since the gods are not only our superior causes but also the ones who have wisely granted self-motion to human souls, we can truly be like the gods only insofar as human beings, like the gods, can also be self-moved
and self-sufficient entities, acquiring their freedom through this process of self-actualization.
If it is in motion, then it is either self-moved
or moved by another."
Thus, the translation might lead one to believe that the natural body is self-moved
. In addition, Genequand's translation of the Vth form of H-R-K, sometimes as "is moved" and sometimes as "moves," strengthens the impression that his understanding of this passage concerns self-motion.
For Kramer, because music "forms the remainder of every experience it engages, music may act as a cultural trope for the self, the subject as self-moved
agency that remains when all of its attributes and experiences have been subtracted" (p.
Famously Aristotle makes no mention of the unmoved mover in De Caelo; instead what we get seems to be a mechanistic account of celestial motion, which in turn seems to entail that the first heaven is self-moved
. This has suggested to many that Aristotle does not have a single, coherent account of celestial motion.