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3.0 out of 5 stars Heraclitus the Postmodernist??, 8 Nov 2008
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Mr. Matthew C. Stuart-White (Southampton, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Fragments (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
The book predominately consists of the fragments themselves presented in a helpful translinear fashion with plenty of margin-space for notes. In this respect it does well.

The foreward however sheds light on the authors' biased reading of Heraclitus as an ancient proponent of postmodernism! The translation, in parts, shares this same bias. Heraclitus speaks of The Logos, which is truth shared between all humanity, if only they will wake up to look upon it. The individual worlds of men are dreamlike dellusions, he says. In my opinion Heraclitus was the anti-thesis of a postmodernist.

But nevermind, highly usable and superbly layed-out. Look elsewhere for a sensible commentary.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Translation is WRONG, 3 Feb 2010
This review is from: Fragments (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
Not only do the author's misinterpret Heraclitus, their translations are also WRONG. Get Charles Kahn's academic translation instead.
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Fragments (Penguin Classics) by Heraclitus (of Ephesus ). (Paperback - Nov 2003)
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