thales - Emily Traynor Benny Goldberg HPS 0515/HIST 0089 17...

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Emily Traynor Benny Goldberg HPS 0515/HIST 0089 17 January 2008 Problem of Change It can generally be stated that when one thinks of philosophers, one thinks of Ancient Greek Philosophers, the most known of which including Plato, Aristotle, or Socrates. Although these three may immediately come to mind, one can not forget the great mind of Thales, a philosopher from Miletus. Although the only written records of Thales and his ideas are through other philosophers and writers, it can not be denied that his thoughts and philosophies had deep impact on many of the great minds of the time, and the time to come. One such thought he imposed is that all existing things are ultimately, at its most basic form, made of the same material and that although this form may change in every extent to the human senses, the underlying material every object ultimately consists of remains unchanged. “Knowing the first material principle provides unity to the diversity of experience; understanding what everything ultimately is, in spite of how things appear,
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