Heraclitus

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Philosophy

 

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Jerome H

 

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July 25, 2015

 

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University

 

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Here is a taste of it: "They do not understand that what differs agrees with itself; it is back-stretched connection such as the bow or the lyre". This passage is very cryptic but is very important. This is because it explains his theory about the unity of opposites and the Logos. Heraclitus explained here that anything which differs, that is paired opposites, such as hot and cold, summer and winter etc...
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these opposites, however can also be seen as agreeing with each other and can be viewed as one- unified whole. I think he implies here that the opposites cannot exist without each other. This is where his most famous passage enters which is "you cannot step on the same river twice?" this implies that the world is constantly changing (the water) and the world is one unified whole (the river)...
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