Heraclitus: The Father of the Doctrine of Flux and the Unity of Opposites

'Ever-newer waters flow on those who step into the same rivers'

A Greek Philosopher of the late 6th century BCE, Heraclitus criticizes his predecessors and contemporaries for their failure to see the unity in experience. He claims to announce an everlasting Word (Logos) according to which all things are one, in some sense. Opposites are necessary for life, but they are unified in a system of balanced exchanges. The world ...

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