DOI: 10.1017/s0009838807000717
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Abstract: through Hippias, as Jaap Mansfeld suggests; 32 perhaps through Cratylus, as Marcovich hazards. The playful way in which Plato handles Heracliteanism, with comic and hyperbolic imagery, suggests that his audience would have known and recognized Heraclitean flux as a familiar theory from the context of contemporary oral dialectic. 33 This altered version of Heraclitus' philosophy seems to have prevented later philosophers from grasping Heraclitus' own intended point about flux: namely, its harmonious unity with … Show more

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