Ancient Philosophy

Greek Pre-Socratics

Why did Heraclitus disagree with Pythagoras about the essence of life?

Heraclitus (c. 540–480 B.C.E.) thought that the essence of life was an inconclusive battle of opposites. The logos, or rational ruling principle of the cosmos, which takes on the form of fire and is equal to soul or life, is a constant; within the logos, the strife of individual beings brings constant change.


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