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Empedocles, 17t-century engravin
Born490 BC
Agrigentum, Sicily
Dee'd430 BC (aged aroond 60)
Munt Etna, Sicily
EraPre-Socratic filosofie
RegionWastren Filosofie
SchuilPluralist Schuil
Main interests
Cosmogenesis an ontology
Notable ideas
Aw matter is made up o fower elements: watter, yird, air an fire
The cosmic principles o Philotes ("Love") an Neikos ("Repulsion")[1]

Empedocles (/ɛmˈpɛdəklz/; Ancient Greek: Ἐμπεδοκλῆς; Empedoklēs; Auncient Greek: [empedoklɛ̂ːs]; c. 490 – 430 BC) wis a Greek pre-Socratic filosopher an a ceetizen o Agrigentum, a Greek ceety in Sicily.


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  1. Frank Reynolds, David Tracy (eds.), Myth and Philosophy, SUNY Press, 1990, p. 99.