Who is Straton?June 26, 2021
Straton was a Greek philosopher who lived between 335-270 BC and became head of the Academy after Theophrastos’ death.
The title of Straton, who passed under the administration of the Peripatos School after Theophrast, is “Physicist”. Straton, who doubted the existence of purposive causes in nature, left Aristotle’s purposiveness and approached Democritus’ causality principle.
Straton, who redefined Aristotle’s physics by removing the teleological elements in him, became famous for his sensuousness in the field of knowledge, his materialism in the field of existence, and his atheism in the field of religion. Accordingly, Straton, who developed a monistic view of the universe under the influence of Democritus, suggested that the world consists of indivisible particles with empty space between them, and stated that a natural necessity prevails in the world.
Prepared by: Sociologist Ömer YILDIRIM
Source: Omer YILDIRIM’s Personal Lecture Notes. Atatürk University Sociology Department 1st Year “Introduction to Philosophy” and 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grade “History of Philosophy” Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM); Open Education Philosophy Textbook