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Audi, Robert, Ed. The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Plato. The Last Days of Socrates. Trans. Hugh Tredennick and Harold Tarrant. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1993.

Plato. Complete Works. Ed. John M. Cooper. Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Publishing Company, 1997.

Russell, Bertrand. A History of Western Philosophy. New York: Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1972.

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Interpretation of Heraclitus

by Clown_Clopopisky, December 27, 2013

In the commentary, the phrasing: 'Heraclitus [...] maintains that everything is in constant flux and that the only constant in the universe is change' is misleading. While purposeful for the Phaedo since this may very well have been Plato's interpretation of Heraclitus, it is not necessarily correct from an objective point of view. While Heraclitus probably held that 'you can not step into the same river twice', 'Πάντα ῥεῖ' or 'everything floats' (by extension, everything is in a flux), was probably added by his disciple Cratylus,... Read more

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