The Heraclitus' lesson

Heraclitus is known in the history of thought, for his doctrine of universal mobilism. The enigmatic proposition "everything flows nothing remains unchanged" lies at the core of Western Metaphysics: it inspired Plato's Theory Of the Two Worlds-which puts forward a radical separation between that which moves and which doesn't-and also the platonic view of the last Dialogues, which includes motion among the attributes of being. In view of these influences and in order to understand well the genesis of Western Phylosophy, it seems to us that it would be important to reflect a bit more on the essence of Heraclitus' becoming.

Heraclitus; becoming; enigma; harmony of the opposites; fire; the one and the multiple; logos; Plato


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