Empedocles Summary

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  • 3 Biographies
  • 6 Encyclopedia Articles
  • 10 Literature Criticisms
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Encyclopedia Articles (6)

1,097 words, approx. 4 pages
Empedocles EMPEDOCLES of Acragas (Sicily), a Greek philosopher and sage who lived in the first half of the fifth century BCE (c. 495–435 BCE) and who ended his life, according to a widespread b... Read more
106 words, approx. 1 pages
Empedocles 492?-432 B.C. Greek philosopher who gained fame as a physician, statesman, theologian, mystic, and democratic reformer. Only fragments of his long poem, On Nature, have survived. Galen call... Read more
638 words, approx. 3 pages
Empedocles. (Archivo Iconigrafico, S.A./Corbis. Reproduced with permission.) Empedocles of Acragas c.492-c.432 B.C. Sicilian Philosopher, Poet, and Physician Empedocles is considered, perhaps i... Read more
564 words, approx. 2 pages
Empedocles of Acragas, (Ca. 492 B.c.-Ca. 432 B.c.) Greek philosopher, poet, and politician A philosopher, poet, politician, and visionary, Empedocles of Acragas developed radical new ideas about the n... Read more
2,764 words, approx. 10 pages
Empedocles(5th Century Bce–After 444 Bce) Empedocles, the Greek poet, prophet, and natural philosopher, was the originator of the doctrine of four elements that dominated Western cosmology and ... Read more
1,751 words, approx. 6 pages
Empedocles [addendum] The philosophy of Empedocles remains the subject of widely diverging interpretations. This is so despite the discovery of important new evidence, which, far from dousing old deba... Read more
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