The Idea Of Unity

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Heraclitus philosophized the idea of unity. Concepts such as logs, fire and opposites are one; the relations to all three is what this paper will clarify. Logos then is the concept of universal, as all things being one. These things, or rather elements such as fire exhibit a constant change governed by reality. Opposites comes into play as being a system of balance and exchange between reality. It is then understood that Heraclitus understood realty as an ongoing existence between all things and thus are one.
Logos is the principle of knowledge everlasting. It is to speak of or to continue to be everlasting. Such as the changes in things like nature, speech and even reason; that are in essences always are and will be existing. It pertains to the principle what is coming to be –change- from things that exists; in this sense the idea transcends the concept of infinite and incorporates the idea of omnipresent; therefore, all things are all will always be one.
“Although this logos hold always humans prove unable to understand it both before hearing it and when they have first hear it. For although all things come to be [or, “happen”] in accordance with this logos, humans are like the inexperienced when they experience such worlds and deeds as I set out, distinguishing each thing in accordance with its nature (physis) and saying how it is but other people fail to notice what they do when awake, just as they forget what they do while asleep” (Sextus Empiricus, Anainst the…
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