Heraclisus: The Law Of Change According To Heraclitus

1000 Words4 Pages
According to Heraclitus the idea of flux is that change is constant in all things, however, opposite things are identical, so everything is and is not the same. What he means when he says- you can 't step in the same river twice- is that the river might be the same but it is always changing because it is flowing and as it flows it changes the river, yet it is still the same river it has changed from the first time you have stepped into it.. So in the eyes of Heraclitus, the idea of flux came first logically, because it has to do with how the law of flux created the laws for humans. The law of flux has an underlying meaning to how we interpret the laws of humans. Heraclitus believes it “common sense” to try and understand this logic because these ideas are apart of everyday life and explains how everyday changes and is a new day, it is never the same as the day before. Human laws are related to logos, because they both have to do with the constant change of the universe and that there is an underlying meaning and reasoning to the constant change.

“If you go to work, then you will get paid. If you do not go to work, then you will not get paid.” You went to work, did you get paid? You did not go to work, did you get paid? If you went to work then you will get paid because you went to your job and worked for your money. If you did not go to work then you probably did not get paid, because if you don’t go to work then you are not earning the money that your job pays you.

More about Heraclisus: The Law Of Change According To Heraclitus

Open Document