About Heracleides life we ??know little. Diogenes Laertes  informs about it a lot of anecdotal information and almost no facts. Anyway, it is known that Heracleides born in the first half of a TV. BC. e. in Heraclea - Greek colony in Asia Minor coast of the Black Sea (Pontus), then I came to Athens, where he joined the Academy, becoming a disciple Speusippus, Plato's successor at the school. It is unknown whether he found himself living in Plato; chronological considerations that, in any event, contrary to the ne. At the same time he was studying at the Academy, apparently communicated with the Pythagoreans, and later listened as Aristotle. Judging by the evidence of later authors (Cicero), as a philosopher, he remained a Platonist, a number of points, however, significantly deviating otortodoksalnogo Platonism. In particular, we find reports that Heraclides believed infinite space, planets also attributed to earth nature, and claimed that they, like the earth, surrounded by air. Comets were treated by him as illuminated clouds, are at very high altitudes. Even these bits of information indicate the originality and independence of natural science views Heraclides.
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