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The Empedoclean vision of the world follows that the world is composed of elements, and these elements bind and divide, and that such phenomena lead to the creation of new creations. The world is thus constructed of the elements, and these elements stand to be, according to Empedocles, earth, fire, air, and water. These elements lead to the physical construction of all that is, and from this physical reality an ecology forms that shall seek to alter itself, and so Empedocles entreats upon a rudimentary thought, whose nature stands to be that the formation of natural affairs is ever on the march, that is to say, that nature is subject to change, and from this change new things come into being, while older things are eliminated. This ever-persistent change is marked by two principle forces, and it is by the workings of these two forces that the elements bind and break from one another, and these two forces according to Empedocles are love and strife.  In Empedocles’ vision the world is composed of the elements earth, fire, air, and water. The binding and dividing of these elements bring about the physical construction of all that is; things exist in a state of constant change in which the elements bind to and break from one another and thus new things come into being while some things cease to exist. This ever-persistent change is marked by two principal forces: love and strife.