<philosophical terminology> Greek term for a quarrel, feud, or battle; hence, in the philosophy of Empedocles, the spirit of discord or strife in constant struggle with the benevolent influence of philia. Recommended Reading: Empedocles: The Extant Fragments, ed. by M. R. Wright (Hackett, 1995) and Peter Kingsley, Ancient Philosophy, Mystery, and Magic: Empedocles and Pythagorean Tradition (Oxford, 1997).
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