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Richard Neels
St. Francis Xavier University
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    Elements and Opposites in Heraclitus.Richard Neels - 2018 - Apeiron 51 (4):427-452.
    Journal Name: Apeiron Issue: Ahead of print.
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    Cosmic Interdependence: Heraclitus on Grounding.Richard Neels - 2021 - Ancient Philosophy Today 3 (1):30-53.
    Are there any metaphysically basic entities in the cosmos on which all the other entities in the cosmos depend? If not, how are the various entities in the cosmos related to each other in terms of relative fundamentality? These questions have been of interest since the birth of philosophy. In this paper I argue that, for the early Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, there are no metaphysically basic entities. Rather, 1) the various entities in the cosmos are metaphysically interdependent and 2) the (...)
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    Heraclitus on the Nature of Goodness.Richard Neels - 2021 - Ancient Philosophy 41 (1):1-22.
  4. Phusis, Opposites and Ontological Dependence in Heraclitus.Richard Neels - 2018 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 35 (3):199-217.
    The earliest recorded philosophical use of the term "phusis" occurs in the fragments of Heraclitus (most notably at B1 and B123). Phusis, in the non-philosophical writings relevant to Heraclitus’s time (e.g. from Homer to Aeschylus and Pindar), was generally used to characterize the external physical appearance of something. Heraclitus, on the other hand, seems to have used the term in the completely opposite manner: an object’s phusis is hidden (kruptesthai) and greater (kreissōn) than the external appearance (B123 and B54). Despite (...)
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