Fragmenta

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 3, 1981 - Philosophy - 354 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Preface
ix
Bibliography and abbreviations
xii
General introduction
1
The book
3
The doctrine heraclitus and his predecessors
9
Introductory note to text and translation
25
The fragments
27
On reading heraclitus
87
Dubious quotations from Heraclitus
288
Doxographic reports
290
Heraclitus and the Orient apropos of a recent book by ML West
297
Notes
303
Concordances
341
Indexes
349
2 Index of Passages discussed
353
Copyright

Commentary on the fragments
96

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