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Author Kahn, Charles H

Title The art and thought of Heraclitus : an edition of the fragments with translation and commentary / Charles H. Kahn
Published Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1979


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 354 pages)
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Bibliography and abbreviations; General introduction; 1 The man, the time and the place; 2 The book; 3 The doctrine: Heraclitus and his predecessors; Introductory note to text and translation; The fragments; On reading Heraclitus; Commentary on the fragments; Appendices; I Dubious quotations from Heraclitus; II Doxographic reports; III Heraclitus and the Orient, apropos of a recent book by M.L. West; Notes; Concordances; Indexes; 1 General index; 2 Index of Passages discussed
Summary 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
Notes Includes Greek original and English translation of the fragments
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages xii-xiv)
Notes Includes indexes
Includes parallel Greek text and English translation of the fragments
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Subject Heraclitus, of Ephesus.
Heraclitus, of Ephesus
Heraclitus (Ephesius)
Heraclitus (Ephesius). Peri physeƍs.
Aphorisms and apothegms -- Early works to 1800
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Ancient & Classical.
Aphorisms and apothegms
Genre/Form Electronic books
Early works
Form Electronic book
Author Heraclitus, of Ephesus. Fragments. English & Greek. 1979
ISBN 9781107719989