Empedocles' big break : pre-Socratic cosmology and the big bounce

Preston David: Empedocles' big break : pre-Socratic cosmology and the big bounce. In: Sapiens ubique civis, (1). pp. 11-28. (2021)

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This paper endeavours to demonstrate that certain strands of ancient and modern cosmological thought are not as dissimilar as one might initially believe. In doing so, it will examine two accounts of the fundamental nature and origin of the universe – one put forward in the 5th century BCE by the Pre-Socratic Empedocles, and one favoured by a faction of 21st Century CE physical cosmologists. After said parallels are highlighted, there will be some speculation on how Empedocles may have arrived at such conclusions two and a half millennia ago, followed by a defence of him being classified only as an ancient poet.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Sapiens ubique civis
Date: 2021
Volume: 1
ISSN: 2732-317X
Page Range: pp. 11-28
Language: English
Publisher: University of Szeged
Place of Publication: Szeged
Event Title: Sapiens ubique civis (7.) (2019) (Szeged)
Related URLs: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/74681/
DOI: 10.14232/suc.2020.1.11-28
Uncontrolled Keywords: Klasszika-filológia
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 28. p. és a lábjegyzetekben ; ill. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 06. Humanities
06. Humanities > 06.02. Languages and Literature
Date Deposited: 2022. Apr. 01. 11:56
Last Modified: 2022. Apr. 01. 11:56
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/74852

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