1. 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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How To Use Empedocles In A Sentence

  • Empedocles, that which is consentaneous to the passages of the eye. Essays and Miscellanies
  • There is no tedious sniping at current beliefs (apart from a rather funny bit towards the end about why Jupiter does not hurl thunderbolts; and he has a go also at the beliefs of Heraclitus and Empedocles about elements), just an explanation in detail of the philosophy of Epicurus and how that helps us understand the way the world around us works. February Books 6) Cat's Cradle: Warhead, by Andrew Cartmel
  • I say the quadruple or the centuple or much more manifold meaning, of every sensuous fact; Orpheus, Empedocles, Heraclitus, Plato, Plutarch, Essays — Second Series
  • But from Maimonides's judgment concerning the works of "Empedocles," we may legitimately infer that he would have been no more favorable to Gabirol; for, as we shall see, Gabirol's system is also based upon a point of view similar to that of the so-called A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy
  • Must we accept the view of Empedocles of Trinacria that the right ovary (the postmenstrual period, assert others) is responsible for the birth of males or are the too long neglected spermatozoa or nemasperms the differentiating factors or is it, as most embryologists incline to opine, such as Culpepper, Ulysses
  • Empedocles, gluing, (as it were) and conjoining the elements together by heats, softnesses, and humidifies, gives them in some sort a mixtion and unitive composition; but these men who hunt and drive together the atoms, which they affirm to be immutable and impassible, compose nothing proceeding from them, but indeed make many and continual percussions of them. Essays and Miscellanies
  • Both the Kimbell's own "Pythagoras Coming Out of a Cave" (1662) and "The Death of Empedocles" (1665-1670) — the first European painting of a volcano, according to Ms. Langdon — deal with pre-Socratic philosophers who were renowned for magical powers and their status as tricksters. Return to the Grim and Dark
  • Empedocles says, that the similitude of children to their parents proceeds from the vigorous prevalency of the generating sperm; the dissimilitude from the evaporation of the natural heat it contains. Essays and Miscellanies
  • When Matthew Arnold published his collected poems in 1853, he intentionally omitted “Empedocles on Etna,” which is now recognized as one of his top ten poems in both the AP and Coaches Polls. Greeting Cards From the World's Grumpiest Poet
  • Magic: Empedocles and Pythagorean Tradition, along with Women in the An Interview with Alexis Masters
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