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Pre-Socratic Philosophers Dustin Robison University of Phoenix
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Pre-Socratic Philosophers Heraclitus was the pre-Socratic philosopher that I think had the most compelling ideas. In particular his theory that reality (of all things) is “ceaselessly changing” intrigues me and is something I always have believed in. Heraclitus believed that, "You cannot step into the same river twice" (since the water in the river is not the same water from day-to-day) and believed this philosophy about everything (Moore & Bruder, 2008, p. 26). No one person can be the same from today to tomorrow hence the person is changing each day. Whereas, I cannot say that I believe his theory that the Earth is founded on fire, since fire is an ever changing element, I do believe that reality is constantly changing. My reality of today, doing this assignment, will not be my reality of tomorrow because I would have already done
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Unformatted text preview: this assignment and learned these theories. Therefore, will knowledge I previously have obtained be as different from knowledge I will obtain. I could relate this to something as uncomplicated as a tornado that passes through my neighborhood. At this moment the sky is blue, a breeze is blowing and my trees are blooming for the coming summer. For example, tonight as I sleep a tornado blows through with heavy rain and wind and tomorrow I wake up and see the blue sky; however, my trees that were blooming are now missing some of the green leaves and blooms because of the storm. My reality has just changed, as I am no longer seeing and experiencing the same thing I did the day before. So yes I do believe that reality is ceaselessly changing just as Heraclitus did. Reference Moore, B. N. & Bruder, K. (2008). Philosophy: The power of ideas (7th ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill....
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This note was uploaded on 03/13/2011 for the course PHI 105 taught by Professor Taylor during the Fall '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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