[Philosophy] Heraclitus

Heraclitus is mostly well known for his insistence on ever-present change, known as flux or becoming.

  • c. 535 BC ~ c. 475 BC
  • Ephesus, Ionia


Panta rhei –¬†Everything flows.

On those who step into the same rivers, different and different waters flow.

  • Everything is in constant movement or flux. Nothing stays.

Opposites and Unity

  • The world is characterized by the constant interplay of opposites. It is the process of change: generation and destruction.


  • In all of these changes in nature – constant flux and opposites -there is oneness or unity. Heraclitus called this universal reason God or Logos.

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