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 (ĕm-pĕd′ə-klēz′) Fifth century bc.
Greek philosopher who believed that all matter is composed of earth, air, fire and water, and that all change is caused by attraction and repulsion.


(Biography) ?490–430 bc, Greek philosopher and scientist, who held that the world is composed of four elements, air, fire, earth, and water, which are governed by the opposing forces of love and discord


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c490–c430 B.C., Greek philosopher and statesman.
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Noun1.Empedocles - Greek philosopher who taught that all matter is composed of particles of fire and water and air and earth (fifth century BC)


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Even when a treatise on medicine or natural science is brought out in verse, the name of poet is by custom given to the author; and yet Homer and Empedocles have nothing in common but the metre, so that it would be right to call the one poet, the other physicist rather than poet.
For it is most true, that a natural and secret hatred, and aversation towards society, in any man, hath somewhat of the savage beast; but it is most untrue, that it should have any character at all, of the divine nature; except it proceed, not out of a pleasure in solitude, but out of a love and desire to sequester a man's self, for a higher conversation: such as is found to have been falsely and feignedly in some of the heathen; as Epimenides the Candian, Numa the Roman, Empedocles the Sicilian, and Apollonius of Tyana; and truly and really, in divers of the ancient hermits and holy fathers of the church.
This definition is exactly suited to the taste of Meno, who welcomes the familiar language of Gorgias and Empedocles.
This band of grandees, Hermes, Heraclitus, Empedocles, Plato, Plotinus, Olympiodorus, Proclus, Synesius and the rest, have somewhat so vast in their logic, so primary in their thinking, that it seems antecedent to all the ordinary distinctions of rhetoric and literature, and to be at once poetry and music and dancing and astronomy and mathematics.
But the highest minds of the world have never ceased to explore the double meaning, or shall I say the quadruple or the centuple or much more manifold meaning, of every sensuous fact; Orpheus, Empedocles, Heraclitus, Plato, Plutarch, Dante, Swedenborg, and the masters of sculpture, picture, and poetry.
Radical Gatherings," as the name suggests, brings forward the notion of [phrase omitted] in the light of Empedocles.
Entre 1794 y 1804, Friedrich Holderlin (1770-1843) redacta el Fundamento para el Empedocles (el fundamento teorico para su tentativa de tragedia) y los comentarios a sus traducciones sobre Edipo rey y Antigona.
four elements did Empedocles suggest all matter was composed of?
Posteriormente, los griegos continuaron esa tradicion, cuyos representantes mas famosos fueron Empedocles y el mismo Aristoteles.
The masterpieces of this new mode, to my mind, are From the Cloud to the Resistance and Der Tod des Empedokles; oder: wenn damn der Erde Griin von neuem euch erglanzt (The Death of Empedocles, or When the Green Earth Will Glisten for You Anew, 1987), both shot in Italy.
Por otra parte, el principio de la entropia no lineal permite, segun Otero-Blanco, leer las novelas de Perez-Reverte a partir del racionalismo presocratico de Empedocles de Acragante.
Empedocles instala en la naturaleza dos fuerzas antagonicas amor y [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] y [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] que buscan, como en el caso de Anaximandro, estados provisionales de armonia, asi en el Fragmento 17, versos 1-20) (15).