Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Heraclitus on Conflict


Out of discord comes the fairest harmony.


In "On the Universe" (fragment 98). Heraclitus (c. 535–c. 475 BC) 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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