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  1. Remembering Heraclitus by Richard Geldard, 2000-10-01
  2. Fragments (Penguin Classics) (English and Greek Edition) by Heraclitus, 2003-10-28
  3. The Art and Thought of Heraclitus: An Edition of the Fragments with Translation and Commentary by Heraclitus, 1981-09-30
  4. Anaximander, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Plotinus, Laotzu, Nagarjuna (Harvest Book, Hb 288) by Karl Jaspers, 1974-10-23
  5. Heraclitus Seminar (SPEP) by Martin Heidegger, Eugen Fink, 1993-01-21
  6. Heraclitus: Fragments (Phoenix Supplementary Volumes)
  7. Fragments: The Collected Wisdom of Heraclitus by Heraclitus, 2001-12
  8. Expect the Unexpected (or You Won't Find It): A Creativity Tool Based on the Ancient Wisdom of Heraclitus by Roger Von Oech, George Willett, 2002-09-09
  9. The Way of Oblivion: Heraclitus and Kafka (Harvard Studies in Comparative Literature) by David Schur, 1998-10-15
  10. Heracletus: Fragments (Greek Edition) by Heraclitus, 2009-05-08
  11. Heraclitus: The Cosmic Fragments by Heraclitus, 2010-02-25
  12. Heraclitus: Translation and Analysis by Dennis Sweet, 2007-04-16
  13. Heidegger on Heraclitus: A New Reading (Studies in the History of Philosophy) by Kenneth Maly, 1987-05
  14. The Fragments of the Work of Heraclitus of Ephesus On Nature; Translated from the Greek Text of Bywater, with an Introduction Historical and Critical, by G. T. W. Patrick by Heraclitus, Ingram Bywater, 2010-02-23

1. Heraclitus - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
heraclitus by Johannes Moreelse. The image depicts him as the weeping philosopher wringing his hands over the world and the obscure dressed in dark
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Heraclitus by Johannes Moreelse . The image depicts him as "the weeping philosopher" wringing his hands over the world and "the obscure" dressed in dark clothing, both traditional motifs. Name Heraclitus Birth ca. 535 BC Death 475 BC School/tradition Not considered to belong to any school of thought, but later subscribers to the philosophy were "Heracliteans." Main interests Metaphysics Epistemology Ethics Politics Notable ideas Logos , flow Influenced Parmenides Plato Aristotle Hegel ... Karl Popper , among many others Heraclitus of Ephesus ( Ancient Greek Hēr¡kleitos ho Eph©sios , English Heraclitus the Ephesian ) (ca. 475 BC ) was a pre-Socratic Ionian philosopher , a native of Ephesus on the coast of Asia Minor Heraclitus is known for his doctrine of change being central to the universe , and that the Logos is the fundamental order of all.

2. Heraclitus [Internet Encyclopedia Of Philosophy]
A Greek philosopher of the late 6th century BCE, heraclitus criticizes his predecessors and contemporaries for their failure to see the unity in experience.
Heraclitus A Greek philosopher of the late 6th century BCE, Heraclitus criticizes his predecessors and contemporaries for their failure to see the unity in experience. He claims to announce an everlasting Word (Logos) according to which all things are one, in some sense. Opposites are necessary for life, but they are unified in a system of balanced exchanges. The world itself consists of a law-like interchange of elements, symbolized by fire. Thus the world is not to be identified with any particular substance, but rather with an ongoing process governed by a law of change. The underlying law of nature also manifests itself as a moral law for human beings. Heraclitus is the first Western philosopher to go beyond physical theory in search of metaphysical foundations and moral applications.
Table of Contents (Clicking on the links below will take you to those parts of this article) 1. Life and Times Heraclitus lived in Ephesus, an important city on the Ionian coast of Asia Minor, not far from Miletus, the birthplace of philosophy. We know nothing about his life other than what can be gleaned from his own statements, for all ancient biographies of him consist of nothing more than inferences or imaginary constructions based on his sayings. Although

3. Greek Philosophy: Heraclitus
Background information, selected fragments from the Hooker translation, and interpretive notes.

In reading these passages, you should be able to piece together the central components of Heraclitus's thought. What, precisely, is the Logos? Can it be comprehended or defined by human beings? What does it mean to claim that the Logos consists of all the paired opposites in the universe? What is the nature of the Logos as the composite of all paired opposites? How does the Logos explain change? Finally, how would you compare Heraclitus's Logos to its later incarnations: in the Divided Line in Plato, in foundational and early Christianity? How would you relate Heraclitus's cryptic statements to those of Lao Tzu Translations of Heraclitus are by Richard Hooker ©1995.
LOGOS AND THE UNITY OF OPPOSITES FRAGMENT 1 (quoted in Sextus Empiricus, Against the Mathematicians Men have no comprehension of the Logos, as I've described it, just as much after they hear about it as they did before they heard about it. Even though all things occur according to the Logos, men seem to have no experience whatsoever, even when they experience the words and deeds which I use to explain physis, of how the Logos applies to each thing, and what it is. The rest of mankind are just as unconscious of what they do while awake as they are of what they do while they sleep. FRAGMENT 50 (quoted in Hippolytus

4. Heraclitus (Stanford Encyclopedia Of Philosophy)
A Greek philosopher of Ephesus (near modern Ku adas , Turkey) who was active around 500 BCE, heraclitus propounded a distinctive theory which he expressed
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  • 1. Life and Work 2. Method 3. Philosophical Principles
    1. Life and Work
    His city lies close to Miletus, where the first thinkers recognized in later tradition as philosophers lived; but there is no record of his having made the acquaintance of any of the Milesian thinkers (Thales, Anaximander, Anaximenes) or having been taught by them, or of his ever having traveled. Unlike most other early philosophers, Heraclitus is usually seen as independent of the several schools and movements later students (somewhat anachronistically) assigned to the ancients, and he himself implies that he is self-taught (B101). He has been variously judged by ancient and modern commentators to be a material monist or a process philosopher; a scientific cosmologist, a metaphysician, or a mainly religious thinker; an empiricist, a rationalist, or a mystic; a conventional thinker or a revolutionary; a developer of logic or one who denied the law of non-contradiction; the first genuine philosopher or an anti-intellectual obscurantist. No doubt the sage of Ephesus will continue to remain controversial and difficult to interpret, but scholars have made significant progress in understanding and appreciating his work.
    2. Method

5. Heraclitus Quotes - The Quotations Page
heraclitus; If it were not for injustice, men would not know justice. heraclitus, from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers; Nothing endures
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Abundance of knowledge does not teach men to be wise.
If it were not for injustice, men would not know justice.
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All is flux, nothing stays still.
Heraclitus from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers
Nothing endures but change.
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A man's character is his fate.
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It is better to hide ignorance, but it is hard to do this when we relax over wine.
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Much learning does not teach understanding.
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Nature is wont to hide herself.
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The road up and the road down is one and the same.

6. The Flux And Fire Philosophy Of Heraclitus
Herclitus and Flux and Fire, the philosophy of eternal change.

7. Heraclitus Lecture
An outline provided by S. Mark Cohen. Focuses on the Heraclitean doctrines of the Logos and flux, and the puzzle of identity and persistence.
  • Presocratics , p. 57):
  • One thing seems certain: Heraclitus had an extremely negative reaction to Milesian thought. For the Milesians, what is real is fixed and permanent; change somehow had to be explained away. They understood changes as alterations of some basic, underlying, material stuff which is, in its own nature, unchanging. Heraclitus reversed this: change is what is real. Permanence is only apparent.
  • Heraclitus had a very strong influence on Plato. Plato interpreted Heraclitus to have believed that the material world undergoes constant change. He also thought Heraclitus was approximately correct in so describing the material world. Plato believed that such a world would be unknowable, and was thus driven to the conclusion that the material world was, in some sense, unreal, and that the real, knowable, world was immaterial.
    The unity of opposites
  • A number of fragments suggest that Heraclitus thought that opposites are really one Main fragments: RAGP numbers See also:
  • What does this mean? Does Heraclitus think that hot = cold, that mortality = immortality, etc.? Does he think, in general, that each property
  • 8. Heraclitus: Greek Materialist. Keywords: Pantheism, Materialism, Mysticism, Scie
    The pantheistic materialism of the Greek presocratic philosopher heraclitus.

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    A history of pantheism and scientific pantheism by Paul Harrison. Are you a Pantheist? Find out now at Scientific Pantheism.
    This cosmos was not made by gods or men, but always was, and is, and ever shall be ever-living fire.
    Central zone of Julia set. Heraclitus flourished in the Greek city of Ephesus, on the Ionian coast of what is now Turkey, at the end of the sixth century BC when the area was under Persian rule. Little is reported of his life. His own writings make it plain that he had nothing but scorn for the popular mass, for political leaders, and for most previous writers on philosophy and religion including Homer, Hesiod, Pythagoras and Xenophanes. Heraclitus was once asked to write a constitution for Ephesus, but refused. He used to play at knuckle bones with children by the temple of Artemis. When adults came to gape, he replied "Why should you be astonished, you rascals? Isn't it better to do this than to take part in your civil life?" Another story relates that the Persian King Darius once invited him to his court to explain his ideas. Heraclitus declined. Some of the tales reported of Heraclitus seem far fetched. It's said that he eventually withdrew into the mountains to live off grass and herbs. When this diet gave him dropsy, he shut himself in a cowshed and covered himself with dung, hoping the heat would dry him out. This tale makes no medical or physical sense, even in ancient terms. It may be no more than a slanderous invention.

    9. Heraclitus - Wikiquote
    heraclitus at the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy heraclitus at Greek Philosophy at Retrieved from http//
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    Jump to: navigation search Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character. Ηράκλειτος (Herakleitos; Heraclitus) of Ephesus (c. 535 BC 475 BC ) Greek philosopher
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    • Everything flows, nothing stands still. Quoted by Plato in Cratylus , and by Diogenes La«rtius in Lives of the Philosophers Book IX, section 8 Variants: Everything flows and nothing stays.
      Everything flows and nothing abides.
      Everything gives way and nothing stays fixed.
      Everything flows; nothing remains.
      All is flux, nothing is stationary.
      All is flux, nothing stays still. Nothing endures but change.
      • From Lives of the Philosophers by Diogenes Laertius Variants: There is nothing permanent except change.
        The only constant is change.
        Change is the only constant.
        Change alone is unchanging. Eternity is a child playing, playing checkers; the kingdom belongs to a child.
        • Quoted in Hippolytus ; Variants: A lifetime is a child playing, playing checkers; the kingdom belongs to a child.

    10. Heraclitus
    Born in the sixth century BCE, heraclitus was an Ephesian, who, by all accounts, was not a terribly social creature. Diogenes Laertius reports that
    1. Introduction Born in the sixth century BCE, Heraclitus was an Ephesian, who, by all accounts, was not a terribly social creature. Diogenes Laertius reports that Heraclitus refused to participate in public life in Ephesus, heaping scorn on his fellow citizens and the city's constitution; he eventually "became a hater of mankind" ( misanthropesas ), and withdrew from Ephesus, wandering in the mountains and eating grass and other plants. Only when he became ill did he return to Ephesus, where he died of the illness that drove him back to the city ( Lives , 9. 2-4). Many of his sayings provide evidence of Heraclitus' contempt for human kind. Fr. 29, for example, says, "The best choose one thing in place of all else, 'everlasting' glory among mortals; but the majority are glutted like cattle" (Clement, Strom. V. 59, 5). Fittingly, Hippolytus describes him as follows, "But Heraclitus, a natural philosopher of Ephesus, surrendered himself to universal grief, condemning the ignorance of the entire of life, and of all men; nay, commiserating the (very) existence of mortals, for he asserted that he himself knew everything, whereas the rest of mankind nothing" ( Ref.

    11. Philosophers : Heraclitus
    A brief consideration of Heraclitean doctrine in relation to other classical thinkers.
    Heraclitus of Ephesus
    Greek Philosopher
    No Greek philosopher born before Socrates was more creative and influential than Heraclitus of Ephesus. Around the beginning of the fifth century BC, in a prose that made him proverbial for obscurity, he criticized conventional opinions about the way things are and attacked the authority of poets and others reputed to be wise. His surviving work consists of more than 100 epigrammatic sentences, complete in themselves and often comparable to the proverbs characteristic of 'wisdom' literature. Notwithstanding their sporadic presentation and transmission, Heraclitus' sentences comprise a philosophy that is clearly focused upon a determinate set of interlocking ideas. Although Heraclitus presents himself as uniquely enlightened, he was clearly familiar with the leading thinkers of his time. He draws attention to the relativity of judgments and the difference between humans and animals in ways that recall Xenophanes' critique of religious beliefs. He almost certainly knew and rejected Pythagoras' doctrine of the transmigration of souls (see Pythagoras). His cosmology is both indebted to and a criticism of Milesian science: the criticism appears particularly in his denial of the world's beginning, but his focus on the law-like processes of nature has clear affinities with Anaximander's celebrated doctrine of cosmic justice. Index Interactive Search Links ... Feedback

    12. Heraclitus Of Ephesos
    heraclitus, son of Vloson, was born about 535 BCE in Ephesos, the second great Greek Ionian city. He was a man of strong and independent philosophical
    Heraclitus [His Life and Philosophy] Heraclitus, son of Vloson, was born about 535 BCE in Ephesos, the second great Greek Ionian city. He was a man of strong and independent philosophical spirit. Unlike the Milesian philosophers whose subject was the material beginning of the world, Heraclitus focused instead on the internal rhythm of nature which moves and regulates things, namely, the Logos (Rule). Heraclitus is the philosopher of the eternal change. He expresses the notion of eternal change in terms of the continuous flow of the river which always renews itself. Heraclitus accepted only one material source of natural substances, the Pyr (Fire). This Pyr is the essence of Logos which creates an infinite and uncorrupted world, without beginning. It converts this world into various shapes as a harmony of the opposites. The composition of opposites sustains everything in nature. "Good" and "bad" are simply opposite sides of the same thing.« To God all things are beautiful and good and just, but men have supposed some things to be unjust, others just [His Death] Diogenis Laertius (CE. c 200) in his 8

    13. Greek Philosophy And Heraclitus
    heraclitus The Complete Fragments of the PreSocratic Philosopher, with English trans. and Commentary.
    The Complete Philosophical Fragments
    William Harris, Prof. Em. Middlebury College
    First, let me proceed with background material on this amazing thinker, then a translation of all the fragments, and finally the translated text againalong with a new, exploratory commentary.
    Heraclitus was born at Ephesus of aristocratic parentage around 540 B.C. and lived until 475 B.C. We know almost nothing finite about his life, except that he was early known as difficult of comprehension, hence the nickname "The Dark One" or in Greek skoteinos. There is no absolute evidence for a Book of his philosophical ideas, and the hundred or so "Fragments", which are quoted from later sources, seem to derive from his personal Sayings or Counsels, much in the manner of Pythagoras' Symbola. Strangely many of the cited fragments come from Christian sources, bent on disproving or ridiculing Heraclitus' words, a bad effort which has the good effect of giving us a few more of Heraclitus' precious insights. In another paper on Pythagoras, I have discussed the Sayings or Counsels which have had almost no recognition in the world of Western scholarship. I aimed to get a better sense of their import by positing a monastic order in Croton perhaps similar in function to the Zen monasteries of the period after the 12 th c. A.D., feeling that the Japanese data may shed some indirect light on the 6th c. B.C. Pythagorean school. But in dealing with Heraclitus the situation is entirely different. He had a strong and long-lasting effect on Greek philosophy in the ancient period, and has been commented and discussed fervently in modern times, almost to the point of obscuring the text we are starting with.

    heraclitus was born in Ephesus, of an aristocratic family (possibly a descendant of Androculs, founder of Ephesus), but turned his back on political life
    HERACLITUS (c. 540-480 B.C.) Heraclitus was born in Ephesus , of an aristocratic family (possibly a descendant of Androculs, founder of Ephesus), but turned his back on political life and resigned his 'kingship' to his brother (this entitled him to certain privileges such as front seats at the games). He was the last of the great Ionian philosophers. He was often referred to as "the riddler" or "the obscure one", due to the cryptic nature of his writings, as well as "the mocker" or "the reviler of the mob", due to his contempt for those who were not enlightened. (In return, philosophers referred to him as "the weeping philosopher", a humorous reference to his claim that all things flow like rivers. Furthermore, there is a story that his riddling with his doctors when he had dropsy ("change a rainstorm to a drought") had the result that they did not help him.) He was certainly familiar with the ideas of Pythagoras and Xenophanes. He wrote a book, and we have what appears to be a fragment from its introduction, in Ionian style; and he may have placed it in the temple of Artemis. However, what views of his we have may stem from a collection of his sayings put together by his followers. He himself seems to have had little faith in the ability of others to understand him he once compared what he said to the riddles of the Oracle at Delphi. He did preach that one ought to live in accordance with Nature, which became the doctrine of the later Stoic philosophers.

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    16. Heraclitus At Peithô S Web
    heraclitus, featuring the GTW Patrick English translation and Unicode Greek text.
    Jump to fragment: Heraclitus, tr. Patrick Heraclitus, tr. Patrick (uni) Heraclitus, tr. Burnet
    The Fragments
    The English translation by G.T.W. Patrick.
    Patrick's 1888 translation of the fragments of Heraclitus, based on the Greek text of Bywater. Includes ancient sources and contexts for each fragment. Patrick translation with Unicode Greek text.
    You'll need a Unicode Greek font to see the Greek text as it appeared in Patrick's edition. John Burnet's chapter on Heraclitus.
    With Burnet's notes. Heraclitus' fragments are translated in Burnet
    Life of Heraclitus
    The Life of Heraclitus by Diogenes Laertius.
    The C.D. Yonge translation, from the Lives of the Philosophers
    Heraclitus Links
    Heraclitus, by William Harris
    The translation of Heraclitus William Harris, Professor Emeritus at Middlebury College comes with a fresh perspective on the fragments. Arthur Fairbanks translation of Heraclitus
    At Hanover College. Marc Cohen's lecture notes on Heraclitus
    You'll find other ancient philosophy resources via Marc Cohen's home page Argumentation and Heraclitus' Book (PDF)
    Herbert Granger illustrates arguments, enthymemes and gnomic utterances from Heraclitus and earlier writers. At Oxford University Press.

    17. Heraclitus 21k - What heraclitus Meant by Ziniewiczheraclitus on the Logos or what nature tells us about itself, if we pay attention and What Humans Can Learn from Nature. by Gordon L. Ziniewicz

    18. Heraclitus: A New Translation Of The Fragments
    All authentic quotations from heraclitus (fl. 500 BC) are included in the following text; material shown in square brackets on the English side has been
    Best viewed with Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0. This article appeared in Systemist (1996) p. 161-176 and Computing and Information Systems University of Paisley The verses of Heraclitus of Ephesus Malcolm Crowe Feedback welcomed Kahn suggests that the surviving fragments may well represent most of the original. This observation has inspired the tentative reconstruction offered here. All authentic quotations from Heraclitus (fl. 500 BC) are included in the following text; material shown in square brackets on the English side has been added by the editor; and some small fragments and guesses in Marcovich's edition have been added in brackets to the Greek. Marcovich has pointed out by implication that Heraclitus wrote in free verse rather than straight prose. Heraclitus' words are of legendary opacity, and all of the fragments can be translated in many ways: the translation given here is partly new. The numbers are references to the fragments in Kahn's translation. The ordering of the fragments, apart from the opening paragraph, is of course conjectural: the relationship of the ordering given here with other translations is shown in the appendix. tou de logou tou d eontoV ginomenwn gar pantwn kata ton logon tonde okoiwn egw dihgeumai touV de allouV anqrwpouV Although this account holds forever men fail to comprehend it, both before they hear it and when they first hear. Even though all happenings are in accordance with this account, people behave like the unlearned when they experience works and words; whereas I set them forth, distinguishing everything according to its nature and telling how it is. But then most people are as unconscious of what they do awake as they are forgetful of what they do asleep:

    19. Heidegger's Reading Of Heraclitus
    A paper on Martin Heidegger s interpretation of PreSocratic thinker heraclitus.
    Introduction In a career stretching over half a century Martin Heidegger attempts to question the limitations of the Western philosophical tradition and open a space for thinking outside of it. At the beginning of this tradition he places the pre-Socratics, in particular Anaximander, Parmenides, and Heraclitus. In the fragments of these thinkers he finds both the foreshadowing of the tradition's development and a source for thought which would avoid the confines of this later developmentassociated with nihilism and the technological domination of the earthby experiencing anew its initial unfolding. In this paper I explore Heidegger's relationship to Heraclitus in several texts by examining Heidegger's interpretation of particular fragments and placing them in the context of his philosophy. In the course of this exploration I show the influence which Heidegger attributes to the early Greek thinkers in determining our experience of Being right up into the modern, technological age. This modern determination of Being shows itself in the dominance of a logical approach to beings which seeks to make correct predictions about them. Heidegger traces the emphasis on logic and correctness to the Greek terms lovgo§ and ajlhvqeia, but argues that both termsthe first taken as gathering, the second as unconcealmentoriginally comprehended the relatedness of beings to one another and to what remains concealed. In the fragments of Heraclitus Heidegger not only finds support for these interpretations, but also stimulation for thinking outside the prejudices of the West, and my analysis covers these issues as well.

    20. Heraclitus Lecture Notes
    Notes by Cynthia Freeland, covering heraclitus style, natural philosophy and doctrine of flux.
    Ancient Greek Philosophy
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    Key Topics in Heraclitus
    1. Heraclitus' Style
    Heraclitus is notorious for his "obscure" and distinctive style. Many readers seem to love it or hate it. Heraclitus' stylistic devices include metaphor, simile, aphorism, pun, word play, allusion, riddles, rhythm, and sound. Examples of puns and word plays: Fr. 65, p. 30 plays upon the word bios (life), accent on the first syllable, and bios (bow), accent on the second syllable. Fr. 48, p. 31 plays upon the phrases "xun noi" (with nous or intelligence) and "xunoi" (in common). Fr. 23, -. 27 plays upon the term "haptetai" which can mean "touch" or "kindle" as in "kindling a light". Some readers, like Jonathan Barnes, seem to suggest that Heraclitus' seemingly oracular sayings simply paper over his out-and-out contradictions. In short, Heraclitus is "fundamentally inconsistent". For an interesting discussion of whether Barnes' charge can be answered, see Timm Triplett, "Barnes on Heraclitus and the Unity of Opposites," Ancient Philosophy 6 , pp. 15-23.

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