Ancient Philosophy Today 3 (1):74-97 (2021)

Keith Begley
University College Dublin
This article considers an interpretative model for the study of Heraclitus, which was first put forward by Alexander Mourelatos in 1973, and draws upon a related model put forward by Julius Moravcsik beginning in 1983. I further develop this combined model and provide a motivation for an interpretation of Heraclitus. This is also of interest for modern metaphysics due to the recurrence of structurally similar problems, including the ‘colour exclusion’ problem that was faced by Wittgenstein. Further, I employ the model to shed new light on Heraclitus’ image of the river, while relating potential readings to various contemporary metaphysical views.
Keywords Heraclitus  Wittgenstein  Ancient Metaphysics
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DOI 10.3366/anph.2021.0043
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