Understanding the universe after Parmenides
← The Philosophical systems of Empedocles, Anaxagoras, and the
← How to reconcile the criteria of Being with the project of understanding
← 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
← 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!
← Starting point: accepting the immutability of being
← For how..can hair come from something that is not hair?