HERACLITUS CONCEPTION OF FLUX PHILOSOPHY AND ITS RELEVANCE TO SOCIAL CHANGE IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETIES

  • Orji, Chidi Paul, Ph.D.
Keywords: Heraclitus, Flux Philosophy, Social Change

Abstract

Heraclitus of Ephesus is renowned for his concept of flux philosophy, which emphasizes the dynamic nature of existence. His argument on the malleability of reality set off the ancient philosophers' debate over permanence versus change. Some philosophers believe that change is an inherent aspect of reality, whereas others believe that it is either nonexistent or illusory. The philosophy of social change put forth by later philosophers like G.W.F. Hegel, Karl Marx, and Friedrich Engels, among others, who demonstrated through their writings that society, the individual, and social consciousness are dynamic aspects of reality, is presented in this paper as a basis for Heraclitean flux philosophy.

Published
2024-02-19
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