What is another word for empedocles?

Pronunciation: [ɛmpˈɛdɒkə͡lz] (IPA)

Empedocles was a Greek philosopher, scientist, and poet, who believed in the concept of four basic elements: earth, air, fire and water, which he identified as the building blocks of the universe. Synonyms for Empedocles could be stoic, rationalist, and metaphysician, as he was known for his writings on metaphysics, natural science and spirituality, as well as for his belief in the immortality of the soul. Other synonyms for Empedocles could include philosopher, thinker, scientist, poet, and mystic, as he made significant contributions to these fields during his lifetime, particularly in the areas of cosmology, physics, medicine and theology.

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Usage examples for Empedocles

He declares, indeed, his opposition to the doctrine of empedocles, which traced the origin of all things to four original elements; but he adopted into his own system many both of his expressions and of his philosophical ideas.
"The Roman Poets of the Republic"
W. Y. Sellar
He thus seems to stand midway between the spiritual aspirations of empedocles and the negation of Lucretius.
"The Roman Poets of the Republic"
W. Y. Sellar
Even Lucretius, whose diction, more than that of most poets, produces the impression of being the immediate creation of his own mind, has described outward objects, and clothed his thoughts, in language borrowed from Homer, empedocles, and Euripides.
"The Roman Poets of the Republic"
W. Y. Sellar

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