Art and Thought of Heraclitus A New Arrangement and Translation of the Fragments with Literary and Philosophical Commentary

ISBN-10: 052128645X
ISBN-13: 9780521286459
Edition: 1979
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Book details

List price: $57.00
Copyright year: 1979
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/3/1981
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 372
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990

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 the first great master of artistic prose. The commentary locates Heraclitus within the tradition of early Greek thought, but stresses the importance of his ideas for contemporary theories of language, literature and philosophy.

Charles H. Kahn is Professor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania.

Brooks Haxton's poetry translations include Dances for Flute and Thunder: Poems from the Ancient Greek, which was nominated for a PEN translation award, and Victor Hugo's Selected Poemsfor Penguin Classics.

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