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London. 1959. Oxford University Press. 1st British Edition. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. 181 pages. hardcover. The jacket design is based on Fragment 115, a play on the Greek ward that means, except for a shift of accent, both bow and life. This linguistic accident Heraclitus relates to the paradox that 'life and death are but intertwining aspects of the same thin. Published in Conjunction With Princeton University Press in the United States. keywords: Heraclitus Ancient Greece Philosophy Translated Literature. inventory # 11395. FROM THE PUBLISHER-The current revival of interest in Heraclitus is not surprising-as a philosopher of bitter paradox and hard metaphor, who found in change itself the one unchanging attribute of reality, Heraclitus speaks to our age. The sayings of the Dark One, as he has been called, survive only as fragments, for the most part disconnected sentences presumably from a single treatise. The first compilation of these was made in Germany well over a century ago, but this is the first book written in English to introduce him to the general reader. The more than one hundred fragments are arranged topically in groups to preface eight chapters, which examine the various aspects of Heraclitus' thought: his speculations on the universe in its composition and functioning, and on man in his relation to his environment, his fellow man, and his own soul. Most arresting among Professor Wheelwright's many accomplishments in this book is his success in helping the reader strip off his twentieth-century preconceptions and take part in the adventure of a brilliant Greek mind exploring reality with the resources of the late sixth century B.C. It is an extraordinary adventure, for which the best possible preparation is Heraclitus' own precept: ¿Unless you expect the unexpected, you will never find truth.'. The range of PHILIP WHEELWRIGHT'S interests and accomplishments suggests Heraclitus' Fragment: ¿The things of which there can be sight, hearing, and learning-these are what I especially prize. ' Well-known to audiences in university communities across the United States for his lectures on language and symbolism, to the readers of the Sewanee Review and the Kenyon Review for his critical writings, to students in philosophy for his texts in general philosophy, ethics, and Aristotle, he combines the talents of philosopher, teacher, and literary critic-talents particularly pertinent to the discovery of Heraclitus. Both his A.B. and Ph.D. degrees he received from Princeton University, where he has also taught. Since then he has taught at New York University, Dartmouth College, and the University of California at Riverside, where he is now Professor of Philosophy. He has recently been the Neilson Research Professor at Smith College and in the Spring term of 1960 will be Churchill Visiting Professor at the University of Bristol, the first American to be honored with this appointment.
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