MOL 215 Lesson Two Notes
MOL 215 Lesson Two Notes MOL 215
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Date Created: 09/23/16
MOL 215 Lesson Two Physical First Principles Thales = water - Geometer Empedocles = earth, air, water, fire - Believed love could combine these and strife could tear them apart Anaxemander = unlimited - Some all-powerful force Anaximenes = air Democritus = atom (“not cut”) - Exist in different shapes, sizes configurations - Determine how we get elements - Believed in void, space between elements Pythagoras = numbers - Universe is made of unlimited and the limit Metaphysical First Principles Parmenides = limit - Pythagorean - Monist - Didn’t like idea of unlimited, there can only be one thing in universe - Denies change exists - Other ideas were about “becoming,” his is about “being” - Being never goes away - Path to Truth - Path of Falsity… interplay of opposites (i.e. Pythagorean principle) Heraclitus = fire - Metaphor for movement, but also actual material principle - Things always change, change is necessary for being - Becoming and being are intertwined
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