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Heraclitus of Ephesus

Works: 976 works in 2,332 publications in 13 languages and 27,098 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Humor  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Other, Attributed name, Dedicatee, Translator, Dubious author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: B223, 182.4
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The cosmic fragments by Heraclitus( Book )

50 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragments by Heraclitus( Book )

75 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the sixth century b.c.-twenty-five hundred years before Einstein-Heraclitus of Ephesus declared that energy is the essence of matter, that everything becomes energy in flux, in relativity. His great book, On Nature, the world's first coherent philosophical treatise and touchstone for Plato, Aristotle, and Marcus Aurelius, has long been lost to history-but its surviving fragments have for thousands of years tantalized our greatest thinkers, from Montaigne to Nietzsche, Heidegger to Jung. Now, acclaimed poet Brooks Haxton presents a powerful free-verse translation of all 130 surviving fragments of the teachings of Heraclitus, with the ancient Greek originals beautifully reproduced en face
Fragments : the collected wisdom of Heraclitus by Heraclitus( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragmente. Griechisch und deutsch by Heraclitus( Book )

111 editions published between 1901 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heraklit, im Altertum der "Dunkle" genannt, ist einer der tiefsten Denker Griechenlands. Diese Ausgabe stellt die von ihm erhaltenen Fragmente vollständig zusammen und versucht, sie durch möglichst getreue Übersetzung dem heutigen Leser zugänglich zu machen. "Diese Weltordnung hier hat nicht der Götter noch der Menschen einer geschaffen, sondern sie war immer und ist und wird sein: immerlebendes Feuer, aufflammendend nach Maßen und verlöschend nach Maßen. Feuers Wende: zuerst Meer; des Meeres eine Hälfte Erde, die andere flammendes Wetter... Das Meer zerfließt und erfüllt sein Maß nach demselben Sinn, der auch galt, bevor es Erde wurde." B 30, 31
The art and thought of Heraclitus : an edition of the fragments with translation and commentary by Charles H Kahn( Book )

34 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Kahn pieces together the fragments of Heraclitus' thought and philosophy
Heraclitus by Heraclitus( Book )

24 editions published between 1967 and 2001 in 6 languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herakleitos & Diogenes by Heraclitus( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 191 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 )

6 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragments : citations et témoignages by Heraclitus( Book )

26 editions published between 1948 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Réunion des fragments du livre "Sur la nature". Héraclite invite les hommes à abandonner leur existence ensommeillée pour vivre enfin à la mesure de la réalité qui les entoure
Eraclito; raccolta dei frammenti e traduzione italiana di Ricardus Walzer by Heraclitus( Book )

29 editions published between 1939 and 1978 in 5 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herakleitos von Ephesos : [Fragments] by Heraclitus( Book )

29 editions published between 1901 and 1909 in 4 languages and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heracliti Ephesii reliquiae by Heraclitus( Book )

17 editions published between 1877 and 1980 in 5 languages and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I frammenti e le testimonianze by Heraclitus( Book )

39 editions published between 1945 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Per Eraclito, l'universo ha il suo principio nella coincidenza degli opposti: intero e non intero, convergente e divergente, consonante e dissonante; e l'unica realtà consiste nell'armonia, dialettica e dinamica, degli opposti, che dall'uno torna all'altro e dall'altro torna all'uno. Questa intuizione dell'universo egli la rese per mezzo di alcuni grandi simboli, come il fiume, il fuoco, l'arco, la lira
Cello concerto Aphorisms : (symphony no. 6) by Einar Englund( )

2 editions published in 2000 in No Linguistic content and Finnish and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 1959 in French and Undetermined and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inharmonies by Philippe Manoury( )

2 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frammenti by Heraclitus( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worte tönen durch Jahrtausende by Heraclitus( Book )

5 editions published in 1959 in German and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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( )

25 editions published between 1889 and 2013 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The latest writers on Heraclitus, namely, Gustav Teichmüller 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 Teichmüller, 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 Teichmüller, 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 Teichmüller, 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)
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Eraclito, ca. 544-ca. 483 aC.

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

Eraclito di Efeso

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Eraclito, Efesio, ca. 500 v.Chr.

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Êrakleitos Efesios

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Heracleitus, ca. 544-ca. 483 aC.

Heracleitus of Ephesus

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Héraclite 05..?-04..? av. J.-C. philosophe

Héraclite ca500 v.Chr d' Éphèse

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Héraclite, d' Éphèse, ca. 500 v.Chr.

Héraclite d'Éphèse

Héraclite d'Ephèse 0550?-0480? av. J.-C.

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Héraclite, d'Éphèse, ca. 544-ca. 483 aC.

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Héraclite l'Obscure

Héraclite no Efesas

Héraclite of Ephesus

Héraclite v550-v480 d'Ephèse


Heraclito 05..?-04..? av. J.-C. philosophe

Heráclito, ca. 544-ca. 483 aC.

Heráclito de Éfeso

Heráclito, de Éfeso, ca. 544-ca. 483 aC.

Heraclito of Ephesus


Heraclitus 05..?-04..? av. J.-C. philosophe

Heraclitus Allegorista, århundradet e.Kr.

Heraclitus, århundradet e.Kr.

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Herakleitos, fra Ephesos, ca. 500 v.Chr.

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Heraklit 05..?-04..? av. J.-C. philosophe

Heraklit, ca. 500 v.Chr.

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Ἡράκλειτος 05..?-04..? av. J.-C. philosophe

Гераклит no Efesas

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FragmentsFragments : the collected wisdom of HeraclitusFragmente. Griechisch und deutschThe art and thought of Heraclitus : an edition of the fragments with translation and commentaryHerakleitos & DiogenesHeraclitus of Ephesus. An edition combining in one volume the fragments of the work of Heraclitus of Ephesus On natureThe art and thought of Heraclitus : an edition of the fragments with translation and commentary