PHILOS 25A Lecture 4: Sept 4 2015
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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHILOS 25A
Professor
Corcilius Klaus
Semester
Fall

Description
Understanding the universe after Parmenides ← The Philosophical systems of Empedocles, Anaxagoras, and the Atomists ← How to reconcile the criteria of Being with the project of understanding nature? ← Empedocles, Anaxagoras, and Democritus posited primary material entities that are meant to fulfill the Parmenidean criteria of Being, and are capable of accounting for the cosmos by way of their combination/separation. ← What truly is Four roots of things? ← Hear first the four roots of all things: shining Zeus (fire) and life bringing Hera (earth) and Aidoneus (air) and Nestis (water) who with her tears give moisture to the source of mortals ← Roots, elements ← How is this different from the arkhe? ← THEY ARE THE SAME ← Empedocles about the nature of bones ← The kindly earth in its broad-bosomed moulds won of clear water two parts out of eight and four of fire and so white bones were formed! ← Anaxagoras ← Starting point: accepting the immutability of being ← For how..can hair come from something that is not hair? ←
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