Who is Heraclitus?

  • (noun): A presocratic Greek philosopher who said that fire is the origin of all things and that permanence is an illusion as all things are in perpetual flux (circa 500 BC).

Heraclitus

Heraclitus of Ephesus (Ancient Greek: Ἡράκλειτος ὁ Ἐφέσιος—Hērákleitos ho Ephésios; c. 535 – c. 475 BCE) was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher, a native of the Greek city Ephesus, Ionia, on the coast of Asia Minor. He was of distinguished parentage. Little is known about his early life and education, but he regarded himself as self-taught and a pioneer of wisdom. From the lonely life he led, and still more from the riddling nature of his philosophy and his contempt for humankind in general, he was called "The Obscure" and the "Weeping Philosopher".

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Everything Flows - Influence - Church Fathers
... Church found it necessary to distinguish between the Christian logos and that of Heraclitus as part of its ideological distancing from paganism ... Hippolytus of Rome therefore identifies Heraclitus along with the other Pre-Socratics (and Academics) as sources of heresy ... What the blasphemous folly is of Noetus, and that he devoted himself to the tenets of Heraclitus the Obscure, not to those of Christ." Hippolytus then goes on to present the ...
Heraclitus The Paradoxographer
... Of two works known under the title Peri Apiston (On Unbelievable Tales) that of Heraclitus Paradoxographus is the lesser-known ... Heraclitus' Peri Apiston treats Greek mythology in the rationalizing manner that appealed to Christian apologists, in simple language and thought ... the late 1st or 2nd century CE he is unlikely to be any of the other men of the name of Heraclitus known from classical antiquity ...
Heraclitus (disambiguation) - Poets
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Heraclitus - Influence - Church Fathers
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Everything Flows - Works
... Diogenes states that Heraclitus' work was "a continuous treatise On Nature, but was divided into three discourses, one on the universe, another on politics, and a third on theology." Theophrastus says (in Diogenes ... Says Kahn "Down to the time of Plutarch and Clement, if not later, the little book of Heraclitus was available in its original form to any reader who chose to seek it out." Diogenes says "the book ...