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Heraclitus of Ephesus

Works: 903 works in 2,084 publications in 11 languages and 29,480 library holdings
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Roles: Author, Other, Attributed name, Dedicatee, Dubious author
Classifications: B223, 182.4
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The cosmic fragments by Heraclitus( Book )

174 editions published between 1877 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 2,173 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)
Fragments : the collected wisdom of Heraclitus by Heraclitus( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 511 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 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inharmonies by Philippe Manoury( )

3 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heraclitus by Heraclitus( Book )

13 editions published between 1967 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragmente. Griechisch und deutsch by Heraclitus( Book )

37 editions published between 1926 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
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 )

4 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eraclito; raccolta dei frammenti e traduzione italiana di Ricardus Walzer by Heraclitus( Book )

20 editions published between 1939 and 1980 in 5 languages and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1959 in French and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1901 and 1909 in 3 languages and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Mythographoi] Scriptores poeticae historiae graeci by Anton Westermann( Book )

4 editions published in 1843 in Greek, Modern and Greek, Ancient and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worte tönen durch Jahrtausende by Heraclitus( Book )

6 editions published in 1959 in German and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herakleitos by Heraclitus( Book )

12 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 80 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
Héraclite d'Ephèse, les vestiges by Heraclitus( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in French and Greek, Ancient and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urworte der Philosophie by Heraclitus( Book )

16 editions published between 1950 and 1957 in 3 languages and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctrines philosophiques by Heraclitus( Book )

9 editions published in 1931 in French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Wort Heraklits by Heraclitus( Book )

5 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in German and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eraclito, i frammenti e le testimonianze : testo e traduzione by Heraclitus( Book )

6 editions published in 1945 in Italian and Greek, Ancient and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Fragments : the collected wisdom of Heraclitus
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Diefeso, Eraclito v500

Diefeso, Eraclito v550-v480

Efesli Heraklit

Ephèse, Héraclite d' v500

Ephèse, Héraclite d' v550-v480

Epheszoszi Hérakleitosz


Eraclito 550 v. Chr.-480 v. Chr

Eraclito ca. 500 v.Chr Efesio

Eraclito ca. 544-ca. 483 aC

Eraclito d'Efeso

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

Eraclito di Efeso

Eraclito di Efeso 5/400-talet f.Kr

Eraclito di Efeso v500

Eraclito, Efesio, ca. 500 v.Chr.

Eraclito filosofo greco antico

Eraclito of Ephesus

Eraclito Philosoph v500

Eraclito philosophe

Eraclito Philosophe v500

Eraclito Philosopher v500

Eraclito v500

Eraclito v550-v480

Eraclito v550-v480 di Efeso

Eraclitu filosofu presocraticu grecu

Eràclitu filòsufu grecu

Êrakleitos Efesios

Geraklit of Ephesus


Heracleitus 550 v. Chr.-480 v. Chr

Heracleitus ca. 544-ca. 483 aC

Heracleitus of Ephesus

Heracleitus v500

Heracleitus v550-v480

Héraclide v500

Héraclide v550-v480


Heraclit 550 v. Chr.-480 v. Chr din Efes

Heràclit d'Efes

Heraclit of Ephesus


Héraclite ca. 500 v.Chr d' Éphèse

Héraclite ca. 544-ca. 483 aC d'Éphèse

Héraclite, d' Éphèse, ca. 500 v.Chr.

Héraclite d'Éphèse

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

Héraclite dÉphèse 5/400-talet f.Kr

Héraclite, d'Éphèse, ca 544-541-ca 470 av. J.-C.

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

Héraclite d'Ephèse, Philosoph v500

Héraclite d'Ephèse, Philosophe v500

Héraclite d'Ephèse, Philosopher v500

Héraclite d'Ephèse v500

Héraclite l'Obscure

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Héraclite philosophe

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Héraclite v500

Héraclite v550-v480 d'Ephèse


Heráclito ca. 544-ca. 483 aC

Heráclito ca. 544-ca. 483 aC de Éfeso

Heráclito de Éfeso

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

Heráclito filósofo presocrático

Heraclito of Ephesus

Heraclito philosophe




Heraclitus a Ephesus

Heraclitus ca. 500 v.Chr

Heraclitus ca. 500 v.Chr Ephesius

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Heraclitus ca. 544-ca. 483 aC of Ephesus

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Heraclitus Ephesius, Philosophe v500

Heraclitus Ephesius, Philosopher v500

Heraclitus Ephesius sec. VI-V a.C.

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Heraclitus, no Efesas

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Heraclitus of Ephesus 5/400-talet f.Kr

Heraclitus, of Ephesus, ca. 544-ca. 483 aC

Heraclitus of Ephesus v500

Heraclitus Philosoph v500

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Heraclitus Philosophe v500

Heraclitus Philosopher v500

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Heraclitus pre-Socratic Greek philosopher

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Heraclitus the Obscure

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Heraclitus v550-v480

Heraclitus v550-v480 ho Skoteinos

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Heraclitus v550-v480 Philosophus

Heraclitus v550-v480 the Obscur

Heraclitus, van Efese, ca. 500 v.Chr.


Hērákeitos philosophe


Herakleites v550-v480 von Ephesos

Herakleites von Ephesos v500


Hērakleitos 550 v. Chr.-480 v. Chr von Ephesus

Herakleitos ca. 500 v.Chr

Herakleitos ca. 500 v.Chr fra Ephesos

Herakleitos ca. 500 v.Chr van Efese

Hêrakleitos d'Éphèse

Hērakleitos Ephesios, Philosoph v500

Hērakleitos Ephesios, Philosophe v500

Hērakleitos Ephesios, Philosopher v500

Herakleitos Ephesios v500

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

Hērakleitos ho Ephesios

Herakleitos ho Skoteinos v500

Herakleitos, no Efesas

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Hērakleitos Philosoph v500

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Hērakleitos Philosopher v500

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Herakleitos von Ephesos v500

Herakleitos Vorsokratiker v500

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Heraklit 550 v. Chr.-480 v. Chr von Ephesus

Heraklit ca. 500 v.Chr

Heraklit ca. 544-ca. 483 aC

Heraklit Efežanin

Heraklit filozof antyczny

Heraklit griechischer vorsokratischer Philosoph

Heraklit Mračni

Heraklit of Ephesus

Heraklit Philosoph v500

Heraklit philosophe

Heraklit Philosophe v500

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Heraklit v500

Heraklit v550-v480

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Heraklito ca. 500 v.Chr




Hīrákleitos philosophe

Hoskoteinos, Heraclitus v500

Hoskoteinos, Heraclitus v550-v480

Hoskoteinos, Herakleitos v500

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Hrakleitos o Efesios.

Kheraklit of Ephesus

Of Ephesus, Heraclitus v500

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Ofephesus, Heraclitus v500

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Pseudo-Heraclitus v500

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Pseudo-Herakleitos v500

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Pseudo-Heraklitus v500

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The Obscur, Heraclitus v500

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Theobscur, Heraclitus v500

Theobscur, Heraclitus v550-v480

Von Ephesus, Heraklit v500

Von Ephesus, Heraklit v550-v480

Vonephesos, Herakleitos v500

Vonephesos, Herakleitos v550-v480

Vonephesus, Heraklit v500

Vonephesus, Heraklit v550-v480


Ηράκλειτος, 540-480 π.Χ.

Ἡράκλειτος philosophe

Ἡράκλειτος, ὁ Ἐφέσιος


Гераклит, no Efesas

Гераклит Эфесский

Гераклит Эфесский древнегреческий философ







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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 & DiogenesThe art and thought of Heraclitus : an edition of the fragments with translation and commentaryHeraclitus Seminar, 1966/677 Greeks