Heraclitus

The Logos of Heraclitus

By |2019-08-15T12:27:18-05:00December 25th, 2018|Categories: Books, E.B., Eva Brann, Heraclitus, In Honor of Eva Brann at 90 Series, Philosophy|

http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/partiallyexaminedlife/PEL_ep_079_6-22-13.mp3 In the above podcast, Eva Brann discusses her book The Logos of Heraclitus (2011). What is the world like, and how can we understand it? Heraclitus thinks that the answer to both questions is found in “the logos,” which is a Greek word with multiple meanings: it can be an explanation, a word [...]

The Logos of Heraclitus

By |2018-11-21T08:39:03-05:00December 15th, 2015|Categories: Audio/Video, Books, E.B., Eva Brann, Heraclitus, St. John's College|

http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/partiallyexaminedlife/PEL_ep_079_6-22-13.mp3 In the above podcast, Eva Brann discusses her book The Logos of Heraclitus (2011). What is the world like, and how can we understand it? Heraclitus thinks that the answer to both questions is found in "the logos," which is a Greek word with multiple meanings: it can be an explanation, a word or [...]

On the Logos of Heraclitus

By |2018-11-21T08:39:18-05:00November 2nd, 2013|Categories: Audio/Video, Classics, E.B., Eva Brann, Heraclitus, Liberal Learning, Philosophy, St. John's College|

What is the world like, and how can we understand it? Heraclitus thinks that the answer to both questions is found in “the logos,” which is a Greek word with multiple meanings: it can be an explanation, a word or linguistic meaning, science, rationality (the Latin word is “ratio”), the principle of exchange between [...]

The Logos of Heraclitus…..So Much to Ponder

By |2015-05-19T23:21:15-05:00January 4th, 2012|Categories: Books, Classics, Eva Brann, Heraclitus, Liberal Learning, Robert M. Woods, St. John's College|

Having read several of Eva Brann’s books, I can say without exaggeration that she is among the most impressive contemporary scholarly readings. Among the qualities that make her so astute is that she is extraordinary at two things: she is a practiced close reader, and she has a range of knowledge that is generally [...]

The Fragmented Wisdom of Heraclitus….

By |2016-12-14T14:52:18-05:00November 29th, 2011|Categories: Books, Classics, Eva Brann, Heraclitus, Robert M. Woods, St. John's College, Wisdom|

It is a wondrous turn of events how a conversation, a new book on Heraclitus (The Logos of Heraclitus) by the magnificent Great Books scholar, Eva Brann, finding Fragments: The Collected Wisdom of Heraclitus, and my particular sitz im laben moved me to reread and rethink an important pre-Socratic philosopher. To begin, I find [...]