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Author: Keith Begley

Mourelatos has in mind when he explains that: What [Heraclitus] wants to know is not an aggregate or array of things in space but a γνώµη, a thought, and τὸ σοφόν, “the wise.” His scorn for πολυµαθίη [‘polymathy’] is probably connected with his critical stance towards the paratactic metaphysics of mere

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis

paratactic metaphysics of his polymathic ancestors and contemporaries. Indeed, it is through this feature that we may take Heraclitus to be a philosopher and this, according to Heraclitus is what sets philosophical inquiry apart from, on the one hand, ordinary inquiry, and, again according to Heraclitus

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis