panta rei

English translation: everything flows

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08:56 Sep 29, 2000
Greek (Ancient) to English translations [Non-PRO]
Social Sciences - Philosophy
Greek (Ancient) term or phrase: panta rei
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English translation:everything flows
Explanation:
"Panta rei" literally means "everything flows", i.e. "everything is changing" in Ancient Greek.
The source is Heraclitus, one of the so-called Pre-Socratic philosophers, i.e. the Greek philosophers who lived before Socrates, Plato, and Aristoteles.
"Panta rei" is considered the main principle of Heraclitus' philosophy: everything changes, nothing stays the same, there is no absolute truth, the only reality is perennial movement. See the URL below for more info about Heraclitus.
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everything flows


Explanation:
"Panta rei" literally means "everything flows", i.e. "everything is changing" in Ancient Greek.
The source is Heraclitus, one of the so-called Pre-Socratic philosophers, i.e. the Greek philosophers who lived before Socrates, Plato, and Aristoteles.
"Panta rei" is considered the main principle of Heraclitus' philosophy: everything changes, nothing stays the same, there is no absolute truth, the only reality is perennial movement. See the URL below for more info about Heraclitus.


    Reference: http://www.optionality.net/pantarei/
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