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The Fragments of Empedocles This Revised Edition Of The Poem Of Empedocles 1992 Integrates Substantial New Material From A Recently Discovered Papyrus And Published By A Martin And O Primavesi The Papyrus Contains Evidence Of Over Seventy Lines Or Part Lines Of Poetry, Of Which Than Fifty Are Both New And Usable The Integration Of This Material Into The Previously Known Fragments Has Significant Impact On Our Understanding Of Empedocles, One Of The Most Influential Philosophers And Poets Of Antiquity.This Volume Provides The Reader With The Fullest And Most Accessible Set Of Evidence For The Doctrines And Poetic Achievement Of This Presocratic Philosopher The Greek Text Of The Fragments With English Facing Page Translation Has Been Revised To Include The New Material Textual Notes Have Also Been Enhanced The Revised Introduction Orients The Reader To The Study Of Empedocles And Assesses The Significance Of The New Material The New Papyrus Fragments Shed Some Light On The Controversial Question Of The Number Of Poems And Provide New Insight Into The Relationship Between Human Beings And The Material Components We Are Composed Of And Into The Reasons For Our Incarnation Most Important, The New Fragments Yield Further Confirmation That Eschatological And Cosmological Themes Were Inextricably Interconnected In Empedocles Philosophical Poetry.


10 thoughts on “The Fragments of Empedocles

  1. says:

    I can t help but admire excellent work This translation of Empedocles is precisely that Brad Inwood has gathered together the extant text of this presocratic philosopher in a volume that is bound to remain the authoritative version for quite some time What makes it so authoritative Good organization


  2. says:

    Having recently been introduced to Empedocles by Peter Kingsley, I decided to read Empedocles works myself or what we have of them.I have two major problems with this book The first is that there is absolutely no context for where these fragments originate, or how they relate to each other There is literally


  3. says:

    Empedocles philosophy of opposites, elemental cosmology, and reincarnation make him feel akin to Eastern philosophy, yet his work is undeniably an essential part of the Western tradition On a purely poetic level, his fragme...


  4. says:

    Empedocles has much to say that later thinkers ought to have read closely he recognised that there is no creation merely a constant reorganisation of elements into new forms over a millennium before Aquinas built a Cosmological Argument on the causal principles of creation Potentially his model of the daemon in all things hints


  5. says:

    Um livro cl ssico de um interessante projeto editorial.


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