The notion of a changeable element is indeed a fairy-tale notion and in that earliest time of philosophy was obviously an inheritance from the pre-philosophic period. For such transformation is not meant as coming about by any regrouping of ultimate particles or so, but directly and immediately, just as it is in a fairy-tale when something is now a beast and then suddenly a prince.
KeywordsChangeable Element Ancient Tradition Verbal Noun Greek Term Psychological Life
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