Her·​a·​cli·​te·​an·​ism | \ -ˌklīˈtē- \
plural -s

Definition of Heracliteanism

: a philosophy based on the theory that everything is in flux and nothing remains fixed except the logos which is at once law and a ruling element identified with fire and that the world is made of the four elements fire, water, earth, and air which are continually transmuted into one another in fixed measures

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“Heracliteanism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Heracliteanism. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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