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Heraclitus of Ephesus

Works: 849 works in 1,892 publications in 12 languages and 28,087 library holdings
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Classifications: B223, 182.4
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The cosmic fragments by Heraclitus( Book )

150 editions published between 1877 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The latest writers on Heraclitus, namely, Gustav Teichmuller and Edmund Pfleiderer, have thought it necessary to preface their works with an apology for adding other monographs to the Heraclitic literature, already enriched by treatises from such distinguished men as Schleiermacher, Lassalle, Zeller, and Schuster. That still other study of Heraclitus, however, needs no apology, will be admitted when it is seen that these scholarly critics, instead of determining the place of Heraclitus in the history of philosophy, have so far disagreed, that while Schuster makes him out to be a sensationalist and empiricist, Lassalle finds that he is a rationalist and idealist. While to Teichmuller, his starting point and the key to his whole system is found in his physics, to Zeller it is found in his metaphysics, and to Pfleiderer in his religion. Heraclitus' theology was derived, according to Teichmuller, from Egypt; according to Lassalle, from India; according to Pfleiderer, from the Greek Mysteries. The Heraclitic flux, according to Pfleiderer, was consequent on his abstract theories; according to Teichmuller, his abstract theories resulted from his observation of the flux. Pfleiderer says that Heraclitus was an optimist; Gottlob Mayer says that he was a pessimist. According to Schuster he was a hylozoist, according to Zeller a pantheist, according to Pfleiderer a panzoist, according to Lassalle a panlogist. Naturally, therefore, in the hands of these critics, with their various theories to support, the remains of Heraclitus' work have suffered a violence of interpretation only partially excused by his known obscurity. No small proportion of the fragments, as will be seen in my introduction, have been taken in a diametrically opposite sense. Recently a contribution towards the disentanglement of this maze has been made by Mr. Bywater, an acute English scholar. His work (Heracliti Ephesii Reliquiae, Oxford, 1877) is simply a complete edition of the now existing fragments of Heraclitus' work, together with the sources from which they are drawn, with so much of the context as to make them intelligible. Under these circumstances I have thought that a translation of the fragments into English, that every man may read and judge for himself, would be the best contribution that could be made. The increasing interest in early Greek philosophy, and particularly in Heraclitus, who is the one Greek thinker most in accord with the thought of our century, makes such a translation justifiable, and the excellent and timely edition of the Greek text by Mr. Bywater makes it practicable. The translations both of the fragments and of the context are made from the original sources, though I have followed the text of Bywater except in a very few cases, designated in the critical notes. As a number of the fragments are ambiguous, and several of them contain a play upon words, I have appended the entire Greek text. The collection of sources is wholly that of Mr. Bywater. In these I have made a translation, not of all the references, but only of those from which the fragment is immediately taken, adding others only in cases of especial interest"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Fragments : the collected wisdom of Heraclitus by Heraclitus( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cello concerto ; Aphorisms : (symphony no. 6) by Einar Englund( )

2 editions published in 2000 in No Linguistic content and Finnish and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inharmonies by Philippe Manoury( )

3 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art and thought of Heraclitus : an edition of the fragments with translation and commentary by Charles H Kahn( Book )

28 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Kahn pieces together the fragments of Heraclitus' thought and philosophy
Fragmente. Griechisch und deutsch by Heraclitus( Book )

32 editions published between 1940 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heraclitus of Ephesus. An edition combining in one volume the fragments of the work of Heraclitus of Ephesus On nature by Heraclitus( Book )

9 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herakleitos & Diogenes by Heraclitus( Book )

3 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eraclito. Testimonianze e imitazioni by Heraclitus( Book )

23 editions published between 1939 and 1980 in 5 languages and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heraclitus by Heraclitus( Book )

9 editions published in 1967 in 3 languages and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La pensée d'Héraclite d'Éphèse; et la vision présocratique du monde by Abel Jeannière( Book )

6 editions published in 1959 in French and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herakleitos von Ephesos, griechisch und deutsch by Heraclitus( Book )

26 editions published between 1901 and 1909 in 4 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heraclitus : Greek text with a short commentary by Heraclitus( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Héraclite : traduction et commentaire des fragments by Abel Jeannière( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1985 in French and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Wort Heraklits by Heraclitus( Book )

7 editions published in 1962 in German and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urworte der Philosophie by Heraclitus( Book )

16 editions published between 1950 and 1957 in 3 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palaephati Perī apīston. Heracliti qui fertur libellus Perī apīston : Excerpta vaticana (vulgo anonymus De incredibilibus) by Palaephatus( Book )

5 editions published in 1902 in 3 languages and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monismo indiano e monismo greco nei frammenti di Eraclito by Heraclitus( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in Undetermined and Italian and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herakleitos by Héraclite d'Éphèse( Book )

7 editions published between 1901 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Présentation et commentaire des fragments d'Héraclite d'Ephèse, qui renvoie l'homme à sa propre lumière, plutôt que de lui infliger un système de pensée ou un idéal et de le confiner à l'indigence spirituelle
Trois contemporains, Héraclite, Parménide, Empédocle by Héraclite d'Éphèse( Book )

2 editions published in 1955 in French and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Fragments : the collected wisdom of Heraclitus
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Eraclito ca. 500 v.Chr Efesio

Eraclito ca. 544-ca. 483 aC.

Eraclito d'Efeso sec. VI-V a.C.

Eraclito di Efeso

Eraclito di Efeso 05..?-04..? av. J.-C.

Eraclito di Efeso 5/400-talet f.Kr

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Heracleitus ca. 544-ca. 483 aC.

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Herakleitos århundradet e.Kr

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Of Ephesus, Heraclitus v500

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Ηράκλειτος, 540-480 π.Χ.

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Хераклит ок.530-470 до н.э.





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Fragments : the collected wisdom of HeraclitusThe art and thought of Heraclitus : an edition of the fragments with translation and commentaryHeraclitus of Ephesus. An edition combining in one volume the fragments of the work of Heraclitus of Ephesus On natureHerakleitos & DiogenesHeraclitus Seminar, 1966/677 GreeksExpect the unexpected (or you won't find it) : a creativity tool based on the ancient wisdom of Heraclitus