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Empedocles of Acragas

His Theory and the Exact Sciences

Author(s): Nicos I. Georgakellos

Book Description

Empedocles of Acragas is known as philosopher, healer, excellent orator, miracle-maker, and engineer. This book shows that the careful study of extant fragments of his writings confirms that he was a multi-faceted thinker.

In a period when most thinkers were monists, he was a pluralist and the first to introduce the principle of the four elements (roots, as he has named them), as well as the two motive factors (Love and Strife) closely dependent on one another.

Scholars, students and specialists will find in this book a guide to new and unexplored paths of Empedocles’ revolutionary thought.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-2591-7
ISBN-10: 1-5275-2591-0
Date of Publication: 01/04/2019
Pages / Size: 132 / A5
Price: £58.99


Nicos I. Georgakellos studied Engineering (Mining and Metallurgical) and Business Administration, and works as a Consulting Engineer in the ferrous industry. In parallel with his professional occupation, he is an independent researcher of the works of ancient Greek authors and philosophers. His publications include the book Technology in the Homeric Poems (in Greek), and the papers “The Cosmological Aspects of Empedocles”, “The Antikythera Mechanism”, “Empedocles the Philosopher”, and “The Pre-Socratic Period: The Dawn of Science”.