'An excellent new book. Highly recommended, especially to anyone interested in the roots of Western thinking.' -- Network, December 2000 'A lively introduction to the first fortean philosopher. Geldard located Heraclitus alongside his contemporary truth-seekers in the East -- Buddha, Confuscius, Lao Tse, Zoroaster -- as one of the first individuals to begin the process of dismembering received cultural myths and replacing them with a personal quest for truth.' -- Fortean Times, April 2001
About the Author
Richard Geldard studied Greek drama and then pursued graduate studies in philosophy at the universities of Stanford and Oxford. Inspired by the work of T.B.L. Webster and William Arrowsmith, Geldard aims at renewing in English translation the richness of the Greek cultural experience, with all its vitality and metaphysical currents. He describes his current work as 'wrestling with the ghost of Heraclitus'.