Motion and Change
Motion and Change two physical displacement features that in turn make up all the physical reality. The rotational motion of electrons and nucleus generate the electrical fields that create all the elements known to man. The amount of neutrons and electrons depends on the elements structure, for example water is H2O. Water requires one hydrogen atom and two oxygen atoms this mixture combine creates water. Pre-Socratic philosophers attempted to explain the issues regarding issues of motion and change. This paper analyses the views of three pre-Socratic philosophers’, Heraclitus, Parmenides/Zeno, and Epicurus. Heraclitus was a Greek philosopher from Ephesus who live around 500 BCE, Heraclitus set forth a doctrines that things are constantly changing also know as universal flux. To Heraclitus fire was the basic material of the world. According to Aristotle Heraclitus was a material monist who believes that all things are modifications of fire; as well as theorizing that everything is in flux, which in turn means that everything is always flowing in some respect. He claimed that stasis is unreal everything is always in motion. Take for example out universe; our moon it is grid locked to our planet earth gravitational pull, which causes it to follow earth motion. Planet earth follows the gravitational eclipses rotation of the Sun and the Sun follows the pull form the spiraling galaxy itself that projects spiraling gravitational pull and so on and so forth. All these massive bodies of mass follow another objet; the extent of this reaction chain is unknown. The cause of Heraclitus’s influenced was the prior theory of material monism, which is a pre-Socratic belief that attempts to provide an explanation of the physical world by stating that the worlds substances are orchestrated by one single element. Parmenides and Zeno where ancient philosophers who lived before Aristotle’s and Plato’s time. Zeno of Elea was Parmenides’s apprentice, who...
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