Access to the full content is only available to members of institutions that have purchased access. If you belong to such an institution, please log in or find out more about how to order.


Print

Contents

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

DOI
10.4324/9780415249126-A034-1
DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-A034-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
Retrieved May 25, 2019, from https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/cratylus-late-5th-early-4th-century-bc/v-1

Article Summary

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.

Print
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, https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/cratylus-late-5th-early-4th-century-bc/v-1.
Copyright © 1998-2019 Routledge.

Related Searches

Periods

Related Articles