What Is Primary Contrast And Source Of Disagreement Between The Ideas Of Parmenides And Heraclitus

15 Oct What Is Primary Contrast And Source Of Disagreement Between The Ideas Of Parmenides And Heraclitus

As the fragment of Heraclitus shows, the early Greek philosophers considered themselves questioners in many things, and the scope of their investigation was enormous. They had views on the nature of the world, and those views include what we now call physics, chemistry, geology, meteorology, astronomy, embryology, and psychology (and other areas of natural research), as well as theology, metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics. Indeed, in the oldest of the pre-Socratics, the Milesians, it can be difficult to discern the strictly philosophical aspects of the points of view in the evidence we have. Despite the danger of misunderstandings and therefore the underestimation of these thinkers due to anachronism, there is an important sense in which it is quite reasonable to call them philosophers. . . .

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