Heraclitus

[Revised entry by Daniel W. Graham on June 23, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] A Greek philosopher of Ephesus (near modern Kuşadası, Turkey) who was active around 500 BCE, Heraclitus
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[Revised entry by Daniel W. Graham on June 23, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] A Greek philosopher of Ephesus (near modern Kuşadası, Turkey) who was active around 500 BCE, Heraclitus propounded a distinctive theory which he expressed in oracular language. He is best known for his doctrines that things are constantly changing (universal flux), that opposites coincide (unity of opposites), and that fire is the basic material of the world. The exact interpretation of these doctrines is controversial, as is the inference often drawn from this...

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