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And if not, what are the consequences? It quickly became a spirited debate… after all, there is a lot on the line and it’s certainly not a point to be conceded without a fight. We were discussing the concept of free will… and whether we have it… or not. My interlocutor was steadfast and impassioned.
Written by Visnja Bojovic, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom When I was a child, I was very confused by the sentence: ”In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and God was the Word.” What did it all mean? Why word? I was always a word lover, in fact, and I knew
About Heraclitus: Heraclitus (535 – 475 BC) was a Greek Pre Socratic Philosopher who believed that the universe was governed by a divine logos or reason. This fundamental law of the universe held all things in perfect balance. Heraclitus Quotes: “Everything changes and nothing stands still.” As quoted by Plato in Cratylus, 402a “It is
By Joel Bowman “Change is the only constant,” observed the pre-Socratic philosopher, Heraclitus, more than two and a half millennia ago. Clever fellow, that ol’ Ephesian. But even if “no man ever steps in the same river twice,” history does tend to rhyme. The tale of sovereign debt defaults, that tragi-comic play in which Greece
By Van Bryan Heraclitus was born in Ephesus, an important ancient city located on the Ionian Coast, in about 535 BCE. Living relatively close to Miletus, the birthplace of westernphilosophy, he undoubtedly would have been familiar with Thales and the rest of the Milesian school. It is likely that Heraclitus would have been born to
Branch: Metaphysics Approach: Monism “Nothing endures but change.“ Like many of the pre-Socratics, the philosopher Heraclitus would be remembered for his delve into Metaphysics. He attempted to explain the world around him in manageable terms. And while other philosophers sought to use scientific thinking to arrive at conclusions, Heraclitus had a slightly different approach. Heraclitus believed that