By Heraclitus,Charles H. Kahn

in the back of the superficial obscurity of what fragments we've got of Heraclitus' concept, Professor Kahn claims that it really is attainable to realize a scientific view of human life, a concept of language which sees ambiguity as a tool for the expression of a number of which means, and a imaginative and prescient of human existence and loss of life in the greater order of nature. The fragments are awarded right here in a readable order; translation and statement target to make obtainable the ability and originality of a scientific philosopher and an exceptional grasp of inventive prose. The remark locates Heraclitus in the culture of early Greek notion, yet stresses the significance of his principles for topical theories of language, literature and philosophy.

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