Philolaus

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Philolaus (l. c. 470 to c. 385 BCE) was a Pythagorean philosopher who claimed that fire was the first cause of existence and heat the underlying source of human life. He is best known for his pyrocentric model of the universe, which replaced Earth as the center of the solar system with a central fire, around which all else revolved.

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  • c. 470 CE - c. 385 CE
    Life of the philosopher Philolaus, active in Magna Graecia.
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