HERACLITUS, of Ephesus

HERACLITUS, of Ephesus
(540-475 B.C.)
   Greek philosopher who withdrew from SOCIETY and in obscure terms attacked the Ephesians and men in general for their stupidity. He argued that the unity of the world rested in its structure not its material and that fire was the primary element. FLUX characterizes existence and strife is necessary for the continued unification of opposites.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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