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PHI 105 week 1 checkpoint pre socratic philosophers

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I found Thales to be the most compelling of the pre Socratics as well as have the most compelling ideas. Thales believed that a basic substance made up everything and that this basic substance had to be something flexible that could appear in many different forms. The basic substance Thales believed made up everything was water. Even though Thales conclusion was found to be wrong it was not a farfetched idea and made a lot of sense because water is flexible and has many different forms. I believe Thales idea was compelling because of all the things in the world a person could think of he went with the one that was logical and made the most sense. In my opinion Thales was not completely wrong about water; water is a part of almost everything in the world. The
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Unformatted text preview: body is 50 percent water and can not survive without water. The earth is 75 percent water and without the trees and plants that provide oxygen would not function. Technically Thales was not completely wrong because water has three main forms and they are solid which is in the form of ice, then there is liquid which is in the form of lakes and oceans, and lastly there is gas which is evaporated water in the form of steam. Since no other substance can appear in these three forms Thales was on point with his idea and maybe with a little more research could have better explained his theory....
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