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Elemental Change in Empedocles

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Duration: 0:59:38 | Added: 23 Aug 2013
John shows how recognising that the Empedoclean roots - fire, water, earth, and air - are subject to forms of generation and destruction consistent with his rejection into nothing.

This makes for improved understanding of the difficult verses at Physika 1.234-6 (31B17.3-5 D-K), the block of text in which they occur, and Empedocles' element theory more generally.

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