The Art and Thought of Heraclitus

A New Arrangement and Translation of the Fragments with Literary and Philosophical Commentary

Author: Heraclitus

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107717035

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

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Behind the superficial obscurity of what fragments we have of Heraclitus' thought, Professor Kahn claims that it is possible to detect a systematic view of human existence, a theory of language which sees ambiguity as a device for the expression of multiple meaning, and a vision of human life and death within the larger order of nature. The fragments are presented here in a readable order; translation and commentary aim to make accessible the power and originality of a systematic thinker and a great master of artistic prose. The commentary locates Heraclitus within the tradition of early Greek thought, but stresses the importance of his ideas for topical theories of language, literature and philosophy.

The Art and Thought of Heraclitus

A New Arrangement and Translation of the Fragments with Literary and Philosophical Commentary

Author: Charles H. Kahn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521286459

Category: Philosophy

Page: 372

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Professor Kahn pieces together the fragments of Heraclitus' thought and philosophy.

Plato and the Post-Socratic Dialogue

The Return to the Philosophy of Nature

Author: Charles H. Kahn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107031451

Category: History

Page: 266

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These six diverse and difficult dialogues are seen together as aspects of Plato's project of reformulating his theory of Forms.

Philosophy Before Socrates (Second Edition): An Introduction with Texts and Commentary

An Introduction with Texts and Commentary

Author: Richard D. McKirahan

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603846123

Category: Philosophy

Page: 512

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Since its publication in 1994, Richard McKirahan's Philosophy Before Socrates has become the standard sourcebook in Presocratic philosophy. It provides a wide survey of Greek science, metaphysics, and moral and political philosophy, from their roots in myth to the philosophers and Sophists of the fifth century. A comprehensive selection of fragments and testimonia, translated by the author, is presented in the context of a thorough and accessible discussion. An introductory chapter deals with the sources of Presocratic and Sophistic texts and the special problems of interpretation they present. In its second edition, this work has been updated and expanded to reflect important new discoveries and the most recent scholarship. Changes and additions have been made throughout, the most significant of which are found in the chapters on the Pythagoreans, Parmenides, Zeno, Anaxagoras, and Empedocles, and the new chapter on Philolaus. The translations of some passages have been revised, as have some interpretations and discussions. A new Appendix provides translations of three Hippocratic writings and the Derveni papyrus.

Heaven, Hell, and the Afterlife: Eternity in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam [3 volumes]

Eternity in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Author: J. Harold Ellens

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440801843

Category: Religion

Page: 838

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Christianity, Islam, and Judaism all feature ideas about heaven, hell, and afterlife, and these concepts have evolved over time within these religions. This work supplies a detailed and coherent understanding of the broad scope of spiritual thinking in the last 3,000 years within the Abrahamic traditions. • Provides a comprehensive treatment of the entire field of topics and issues related to heaven, hell, and afterlife from the last three millennia of Western history • Presents insights from nearly 50 esteemed scholars regarding the psychological, spiritual, and religious notions about humans in eternity • Treats each subject with sensitivity and appreciation of its significance to those who ascribe to this belief system

Remembering Heraclitus

Author: Richard G. Geldard

Publisher: Richard Geldard

ISBN: 9780940262980

Category: Philosophy

Page: 163

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"To be wise is one thing: to know the thought that directs all things through all things." "We should not act like the children of our parents." "I searched my nature." - from the Fragments of Heraclitus This bright, deep, meditative jewel-like study brings Heraclitus to life in a new way, and shows him to be one of the principal sources of Western mystical thinking. From Geldard's point of view, the study of Heraclitus is not just an academic matter but, on the contrary, presents us with very real existential and phenomenological challenges. The book includes new translations of all the essential fragments. Geldard, through his exploration of Heraclitus, shows us, "The more that human beings openly and humbly seek higher knowledge, the more they develop the power to perceive it, until finally they penetrate to the hidden universal order. The result of this penetration is knowledge of the Logos, that 'which directs all things through all things.' The acquisition of this knowledge is not an event; it is a stance in the world. It is Being in its fullness."

Fragments

Author: Heraclitus

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780142437650

Category: Philosophy

Page: 99

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The wisdom poetry of the ancient Greek poet Heraclitus is collected into a single bilingual volume that covers everything from the nature of matter to human psychology. Reprint.

The Journal of Philosophy

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Electronic journals

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Covers topics in philosophy, psychology, and scientific methods. Vols. 31- include "A Bibliography of philosophy," 1933-

Philolaus of Croton: Pythagorean and Presocratic

A Commentary on the Fragments and Testimonia with Interpretive Essays

Author: Carl A. Huffman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521415255

Category: Philosophy

Page: 444

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This is the first comprehensive study for nearly 200 years of what remains of the writings of the Presocratic philosopher Philolaus of Croton (470-390 B.C.). Professor Huffman presents the fragments and testimonia with accompanying translations and introductory chapters and interpretive commentary. He produces further arguments for the authenticity of much that used to be neglected, and undertakes a critique of Aristotle's testimony, opening the way for a quite new reading of fifth-century Pythagoreanism in general and of Philolaus in particular.

Early Greek Philosophy

Author: Jonathan Barnes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140448153

Category: Philosophy

Page: 282

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Examines early Greek philosophy, which relied on reasoning and forged the first scientific vocabulary, and includes discussion of such topics as Democritus' atomic theory of matter and Pythagorean insights into mathematics.

Plato and the Socratic Dialogue

The Philosophical Use of a Literary Form

Author: Charles H. Kahn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521648301

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 431

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This book proposes a new paradigm for the interpretation of Plato's early and middle dialogues. Rejecting the usual assumption of a distinct 'Socratic' period in the development of Plato's thought, this view regards the earlier works as deliberate preparation for the exposition of Plato's mature philosophy. Differences between the dialogues do not represent different stages in Plato's own thinking but rather different aspects and moments in the presentation of a new and unfamiliar view of reality. Once the fictional character of the Socratic genre is recognised, there is no reason to regard Plato's early dialogues as representing the philosophy of the historical Socrates. The result is a unified interpretation of all of the dialogues down to the Republic and the Phaedrus.

Aristotle's On the soul

and, On memory and recollection

Author: Aristotle,Joe Sachs

Publisher: Green Lion Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 211

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On the Soul is also known by its Latin title De Anima or its Greek title Peri Psuchês What does it mean to be a natural living thing? Are plants and animals alive simply because of an arrangement of material parts, or does life spring from something else? In this timeless and profound inquiry, Aristotle presents a view of the psyche that avoids the simplifications both of the materialists and those who believe in the soul as something quite distinct from body. On the Soul also includes Aristotle's idiosyncratic and influential account of light and colors. On Memory and Recollection continues the investigation of some of the topics introduced in On the Soul. Sachs's fresh and jargon-free approach to the translation of Aristotle, his lively and insightful introduction, and his notes and glossaries, all bring out the continuing relevance of Aristotle's thought to biological and philosophical questions.

The Fragments of Heraclitus

Author: Heraclitus

Publisher: Digireads.Com

ISBN: 9781420947908

Category: Philosophy

Page: 82

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Heraclitus of Ephesus was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher who lived a lonely life earning him the moniker of the "Weeping Philosopher." His principal philosophy is embodied in the following statement "No man ever steps in the same river twice," in other words man faces an ever-present change in the universe. He believed in the unity of opposites, stating that "the path up and down are one and the same." According to Diogenes, Heraclitus worked on "a continuous treatise On Nature," which "was divided into three discourses, one on the universe, another on politics, and a third on theology." Only fragments of this work remain today many of which are quoted from other authors. Those fragments are presented here in a translation and with critical commentary by G. T. W. Patrick.

A Presocratics Reader (Second Edition)

Selected Fragments and Testimonia

Author: Patricia Curd,Richard D. McKirahan

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603846085

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

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Building on the virtues that made the first edition of "A Presocratics Reader" -- the most widely used sourcebook for the study of the Presocratics and Sophists -- this second edition offers even more value and a wider selection of fragments from these philosophical predecessors and contemporaries of Socrates. With revised introductions, annotations, suggestions for further reading, and more, the second edition draws on the wealth of new scholarship published on these fascinating thinkers over the past decade or more, a remarkably rich period in Presocratic studies. At the volume's core, as ever, are the fragments themselves but now in thoroughly revised and, in some cases, new translations.

Heraclitus

Translation and Analysis

Author: Dennis Sweet

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: 9780761833673

Category: Philosophy

Page: 96

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New in Paperback! This English translation of Heraclitus' fragments combines all those generally accepted in modern scholarship. Dennis Sweet maintains the "flavor" of the Greek syntax as much as meaningful English will allow, and uses more archaic meanings over the later meanings. In the footnotes he includes, along with various textual and explanatory information, variant meanings of the most important terms so as to convey some of the semantical richness and layers of meaning which Heraclitus often utilizes.

Directions

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

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Tao Te Ching

Author: Laozi,Stephen Mitchell

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060160012

Category: Philosophy

Page: 108

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A new version of the classic "Book of the Way" provides a humorous manual on the art of living in keeping with the original sixth-century text