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.