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Cratylus (late 5th/early 4th century BC)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-A034-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Probably an Athenain, Cratylus was a radical Heraclitean, holding that the world is in constant and total flux. Through this doctrine he had a seminal influence on Plato. Cratylus also, for some time at least, defended the natural correctness of names.

Citing this article:
Long, A.A.. Cratylus (late 5th/early 4th century BC), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-A034-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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