Empedocles: An Interpretation

Empedocles: An Interpretation

Empedocles: An Interpretation

Empedocles: An Interpretation

Synopsis

This book offers the first complete reinterpretation of Empedocles-one of the founding figures of Western philosophy-since the publication of the Strasbourg papyrus in 1999 brought new fragments of his lost work to light, Simon Trepanier reconstructs a single original philosophical poem, against previous interpretations which allocate our extant fragments to two works; a religious poem, the "Purifications, and a scientific poem, "On Nature.
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