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 (hĕr′ə-klī′təs) fl. 500 bc.
Early Greek philosopher who maintained that strife and change are the natural conditions of the universe.

Her′a·cli′te·an (-tē-ən) adj.


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Aristotle thinks, as do the Precocratics generally, that hot and cold are two contrary qualities in constant Heraclitean flux, and that there are times when one almost completely overcomes the other, making its full presence felt in the absence of the opposite.
In her later examination of "That Nature Is a Heraclitean Fire" Forbes-Macphail affords an interesting contrast to Jack Mitchell's article; whereas he traces Hopkins's use of compound epithets to classical Greek and the poet's desire for "performativity," she sees them as expressions of the poet's yearning to collapse all words into the primal word of the universal language.
Argue's lined "sketchbooks" are replete with snippets of titles and apergus straight out of Pinker on the Heraclitean flux of language:
What can most accurately be said in a few words of A todo lo no amado is that canelo, while giving vent to her ontological concerns, predominantly Heraclitean, cannot turn away from the fact that the medium of their expression is language.
His title resonates with both spatial and spiritual meanings; the poems are roadside markers to the places, people, events, traumas (subtle as well as those flared with Heraclitean fire), conflicts and conversions, and encounters with mystery and transcendence that have forged Marianis faith.
Yet the imagery still suggests turbulent worlds of Heraclitean flux, full of powerful yet ephemeral effects.
In his introduction to Spectral Evidence: The Photography of Trauma, Ulrich Baer compares the Heraclitean and Democritean conceptions of the world and history.
To say Plato was a Pythagorean on the grounds that he was interested in number and harmony is no more meaningful than saying Plato was a Heraclitean because he mentioned flux or an Eleatic because he discussed being.
While Layton's universe delights in the presence of flux and change, identified by the critics as Dionysian and Heraclitean principles, it also strives to contain itself within an orderly framework, shaped by the imagination and articulated through art.
Conse quently, its status seems similar to that of a philosophical logos, as understood in the Heraclitean or Neoplatonic tradition, rather than to that of nonbeing.
Donne (1572-1631), of course, was a leading member of what we have come to call the Metaphysical Poets, a group of English writers whose work is rich in verbal conceits, and who particularly enjoyed playing with the Heraclitean notion that "as above, so below"; that is, with the notion that the microcosmic and the macrocosmic are intimately linked, which was so much a part of Renaissance cosmology and alchemical practices.
16) As a result, Christianly redeemed, paganly sacrificed, he has been able to die within a Heraclitean epiphany of completion and unison with the universe: "Apple trees hanging heavy with fruit but yet unaccountably blossoming, ice rimming the spring, okra plants blooming yellow and maroon.