Heraclitus





Heraclitus

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born
in Ephesus, Ionia, Greece
December 22, 0534

died
December 27, 0474

gender
male

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A Greek philosopher of Ephesus (near modern Kuşadası, Turkey) who was active around 500 BCE, Heraclitus (Greek: Ηράκλειτος) propounded a distinctive theory which he expressed in oracular language. He is best known for his doctrines that things are constantly changing (universal flux), that opposites coincide (unity of opposites), and that fire is the basic material of the world. The exact interpretation of these doctrines is controversial, as is the inference often drawn from this theory that in the world as Heraclitus conceives it contradictory propositions must be true.


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Dell'origine
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1993
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Homeric Problems
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Kırık Taşlar
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2.4 of 5 stars 2.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1983
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1992
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Worte Tonen Durch Jahrtause...
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The Art and Thought of Hera...
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Herakleitos and Diogenes
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“Time is a game played beautifully by children.”
Heraclitus, Fragments

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.”
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“Even a soul submerged in sleep
is hard at work and helps
make something of the world.”
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