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If characters--especially "the good guys"--don't mess up every now and again, we usually find them flat or boring. What I AM opposed to is characters making morally questionable choices without either the characters or the author bothering to question th I'm about to get all up in this book's craw for some terrible choices on the part of the author, and the part of his characters, but I would like to state up front that I am not opposed to characters making choices that are morally questionable.

What I AM opposed to is characters making morally questionable choices without either the characters or the author bothering to question those questionable choices.

When the hero of your series leaves an entire country to be slaughtered at the end of your book as punishment for not voting for him essentially, it's complicated , and doesn't feel the least bit guilty about it in fact, you get the idea he feels righteous in his decision , that's not moral complexity or shades of grey.

That's fascism. Perhaps in the hands of another author, the character of Richard Rahl who used to be a kindhearted woods guide, but is now more and more becoming an arrogant, oftentimes cruel, dictator would have been interesting and dynamic. I mean, we are a culture obsessed with anti-heroes right now, to the point that even motherfucking Superman can't be a straight up good guy because that would be "boring. I will stop this tangent now.

Good guys breaking bad and potentially redeeming themselves later on can make for good drama.

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Unfortunately, in Terry Goodkind's hands, this is not that story. Those people who didn't vote for him? They deserve what they will get being slaughtered by the Imperial Order, who promised them--the uneducated, fearful masses--peace because they were too stupid to see the truth and do it Richard's way.

In Richard's worldview, and I have to assume Goodkind's, Richard's subjects are there to be ruled, not protected. And that is disgusting. This series has never been one I enjoy for its high quality.

I've always been entertained by it, like once a year this sexist, idiotic, over the top, childishly executed BDSM circus rolls into town, and I'm just there for the ride, wondering what fool thing is going to happen next. But this book wasn't fun to read. On the contrary, this is the kind of assertion that, apart from its standing for a universal situation, Heraclitus must have meant to be literally true.

There is therefore no conceivable connection between potamoisi [ And so Cleanthes quoted potamoisi [ I therefore believe that all attempts to interpret these two sentences so as to yield a single connected sense must be rejected. III 5, b 11 ff.

All the more so since the second sentence would reveal the hidden sense of the first by following on directly, even if it would remain paradoxical.

Therefore the meaning of the first sentence, taken on its own, is not an argument against but rather an argument for the connectedness of both sentences. However, this would have no bearing on the fact that the first sentence can only be understood to be saying that it is certainly and solely the perceiving soul of those entering into the river which warrants the identity evoked in the change of the flow.

For this comparatively weak point would hold even if no one stood in the river. Such a preservation of the sense in oneself is, for Heraclitus, at the same time the fundamental condition of a correct perception and cognition of the external e.

It is hard to escape the impression that there is a direct allusion to Heraclitus here — with the single important difference that soul is, apart such periods of sameness submerged in flux, is also an immortal principle, the latter being Platonic, of course, the former, however is exactly what Heraclitus took to be the entire nature of the soul. The logos Heraclitus is speaking of should be linked by way of a reference to Empedocles DK 31 B , 4 f. Both grow because the soul joins to itself what comes along in virtue of what it already is and possesses.

Later opponents of this view evidently have not found it necessary to refute it. Every anathymiasis — be it that of the atmosphere, that of the process of life or be it that of fire itself which is paradigmatic for all the above — is, according to Aristotle, threatened by two ways of being extinguished: the extinction sbesis by its contrary, i. Aristotle gives a description of the process of exhaustion — as if through a magnifying- glass — in De Juventute 5 to articulate that the decisive procedure of adjustment for the preservation of life consists in safe-guarding the fire which sustains anathymiasis for as long as possible and never letting it die down: However, it is to be noticed that there are two ways in which fire ceases to exist; it may go out either by exhaustion or by extinction.

That which is self- caused we call exhaustion, that due to its opposites extinction. But in other cases the result is exhaustion, — when the heat accumulates excessively owing to lack of respiration and of refrigeration. For the heat, accumulating in great quantity, quickly uses up its nutriment and consumes it all before more is sent up by exhalation. Or shall we say that … men, like the rivers, are the same, but that the state changes? Mouraviev, op. Clearly therefore, if the bodily heat must be conserved as is necessary if life is to continue , there must be some way of cooling the heat resident in the source of warmth.

De Juv. There are, however, two interesting observations regarding the burning of fire and flames which Aristotle invokes here and which I believe to have been expressed by Heraclitus in the fragments available to us: 1 First of all the fact that every flame primarily burns itself, i.

This is the anathymiastic character of fire seen through the magnifying-glass: the action of the flame comes at the cost of its existence. Heraclitus seems to be thinking along the same lines when he says regarding the fire of the soul: It is hard to fight against passion thymos ; for whatever it wants it downloads at the expense of soul. For this reason — and also according to the explicit view of Aristotle — the permanent generation of a flame is not a simple coming-to-be in the usual sense, that is, not a continuous linear substitution of certain characters by others in a succession of characters of the thing; but it still is a persisting or continuing of the same flame nourishing itself38 at the expense of the consumption.

It exists by consuming itself; therefore it dies if, for some reason, it is deprived of that which it can transform into itself. It is the permanent transformation of the other into its own being which, in turn, consists in consuming the transformed. Heraclitus seems to have understood many of the processes of transformation he describes according to this model of the burning of fire, that is, the consuming of something that is thereby used up. For souls it is death to become water, for water it is death to become earth; out of earth water arises, out of water soul.

The beginning of the sentence makes clear that he wants us to understand death in opposition to the life of souls. II 2, a10 quoted above which has the flame not nourishing itself.

According to DA II 4, a10 ff. As Heraclitus says it is refreshment terpsin , not death, for souls to become moist,39 but refreshment was for them the declination towards generation; elsewhere he says: we lived their death but they our death.

Hence it is a situation of simultaneous closeness to death and invigoration of its own life which the soul continually has to master anew as long as it exists. In my opinion it is even possible to make out when and for how long the one or the other, invigoration and death, happen according to Heraclitus.

Namely, it seems invigoration and delight last only as long as the liquid is successfully burned or transformed into a relatively fiery and dry being,40 while succumbing to the wet means death.

Fragment 62 is generally held to be one of the best supported and in its whole length literal quotations although its meaning has always been obscure. Dilcher and others see Dilcher, op. Mansfeld op. Rather, it is, in more ways than one even, confirmation of doctrines typical of Heraclitus.

Incidentally, it may be seen from frg. Often, however, it is surmised e. Marcovich op. For it makes equal sense, in my view even better sense, to imagine that the soul behaves the wiser and the better the clearer and drier jet of fire which spouts forth from the liquid.

If one thinks of the eternal streams which according to Heraclitus form the cosmos,41 then it is not implausible that mortal souls could be such small burning flames on their flow: in as much as they feed on them, they live their death while being the dead of their eternal being at the same time. The bond of being alive to something dead in it — into which it transforms and which it transforms into itself — is also expressed in the following, again well-supported quote from Heraclitus: The same is in it: living and dead, and the waking and the sleeping, and young and old.

For these transposed are those, and those transposed again are these. Thus Heraclitus could say — certainly in a very paradoxical manner: Death is all things we see awake; all we see asleep is sleep. Sleeping, however, means, according to Heraclitus, to be not entirely alive but approximated to dying and, as it were, reduced to the basis of our own coming-to-be out of the moist.

The more vigorously and decisively we drag ourselves from this basis to the actuality of a perceiving existence the clearer we will recognise the source and nourishment of all living being, which is forever the death of the consumed on the simultaneously happening underside of life. Thus the visions of sleep which are only sleeping after all, are, as it were, increased and intensified in waking to be visions of death, which are nothing but simultaneously occurring dying.

Heraclitus appears to have lent a downright mocking slant to the same obverse connection of life and death arguing that we weaken our own life by seeking to protect us from the described vicinity of death: A man strikes a light for himself in the night — as dying when his sight is quenched.

Living, he catches fire from the dead in sleep, when his sight is quenched; waking, he lights his fire from the sleeper. If being moist or liquid is, according to Heraclitus, death but also refreshment to the soul, then, following the sentence just quoted, this is the resource from which we renew our life while sleeping,43 while we can only be awake as refreshed by sleep.

Therefore, we may now conclude from the first element of the sentence that, while having light is an understandable evasive movement by humans to forestall the extinction of our vision by night in order to escape from the putative vicinity of death, it does not do any good since we can thus lead our life only less vivid and awake.

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A permanent extinction by the opposite is also required for fire to be burning permanently and escape decay through consumption or explosion. That is precisely what Heraclitus voiced in one of his most famous fragments: The ordering kosmos , the same for all, no god nor man has made, but it ever was and is and will be: fire everliving, kindled in measures and in measures going out.

This naturally depends in particular on the measures in which a fire that is supposed to be permanent is both burning and being extinguished at the same time.

The measures also determine what it is that is anathymiastically co-burning in the 42 That interpretations of the fragment can point into totally different directions is demonstrated by e. Schofield, op. Unfortunately no reasons are given at all for this conception apart from the obviousness of the reading. Schofield dispenses with all attempts to construe a sense for the uncorrupted form of the text, that is, the shape in which it was passed down through the ages. I accept his reading except for his idea of a ambiguous sense of aposbestheis opseis that seems to be of his making alone.

If even Aristotle is of the opinion that here in this world we all have to burn in order to be alive, then why not Heraclitus?

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I quote the whole context as it is given in Clement: Heraclitus has maintained the doctrine most clearly that at one time a turn shall take place in the being of fire by considering a certain cosmos to be eternal on the one hand and another one to be perishable on the other by the thesis that during the formation of the cosmos it is not a different one to that which behaves in a certain way. Similar to him, the most astute of the Stoics teach it in their disputes about ekpyrosis and the formation of the cosmos Clement, Stromateis V , , 5; frgs.

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DA II 4, a Fire in itself presupposes a need which is satisfied by the consumption of fuel. However, since he thought fire to be the basic matter of change, instead of its agens, he felt obliged to preface it with the changes of fire through air into water — on which the words quoted from Heraclitus are quite silent.

It is quite clear how the sea is replenished, namely rain falling from the sky. We have learnt from Aristotle that, in the end, the reversals of fire are behind this phenomenon, too. Heraclitus might have thought of lightning etc. It has been argued against such a reading that it is, according to other sources, an apparently relatively rare phenomenon of light in the context of thunder storms or whirlwinds. And what is more, the very statement that fire is the underlying unity in the world is itself equivocated.

For if the fire is ever living 30 it is also ever changing But elemental change 36 is death. While en route, Richard, Kahlan, and their Mord-Sith protector Cara are sidetracked into dealing with the people of Anderith, who have a powerful weapon of mass destruction called the Dominie Dirtch.

They find that the leadership of Anderith wishes to surrender to the Imperial Order rather than surrender to the D'Haran Empire.

As Richard tries his best to convince the people of Anderith of the danger the Imperial Order poses, he becomes firmly convinced that the chimes are loose.

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Plot summary[ edit ] Continuing on from Temple of the Winds , the story begins after Richard and Kahlan's wedding in the village of the Mud People. Strange deaths and the appearance of a 'chicken-that-isn't-a-chicken' leaves Richard fearing the worst.

According to Zedd, the only way to destroy the Lurk is by smashing a bottle from the Wizard's Keep in Aydindril with the Sword of Truth. However, Zedd is actually lying. He has surmised that a terrible magic known as "the chimes" has been accidentally released by Kahlan in her attempt to cure Richard. The chimes will eventually drain all magic from the world of the living, beginning with the additive magic. This would cause death to beings that require magic and possibly cause the destruction of the world if additive magic were to completely fail.

Zedd determines that he must find a remedy, and wants Richard and Kahlan safely out of the way while he does so. Richard, Kahlan and Cara , unaware of the truth, set out to accomplish the task of breaking the bottle. Meanwhile, Zedd and Ann set off in separate ways.

Zedd recalls some lore that relates the chimes to Anderith and he travels there to attempt to banish the chimes. Ann infiltrates the Imperial Order in order to save the Sisters of the Light under Jagang's enslavement.

Elsewhere, there are Machiavellian politics of Anderith to worry about. Both the Anders, black-haired people who govern the city, and the Hakens, red-haired people under the boot of Ander oppression, occupy Anderith. From an early age, Hakens are kept under control and disrespected by the Anders and are taught that this oppression is a necessity to protect the Hakens from their violent ancestral ways.

Most Hakens have bought into this idea and willingly subject themselves to the oppression. Anderith is being wooed by the Imperial Order in the person of Stein, who personifies the savage ruthlessness of Jagang's empire.

Stein offers double the going rate for any goods that merchants, all of the Ander race, will sell to the Imperial Order. Dalton Campbell, aide to the Minister of Culture, has a hand in most events within the Anderith nation. He uses his connections, along with his squad of messengers, to accomplish underhanded tasks to ensure that the Minister will ascend to the chair of Sovereign a religious position similar to the real world pope when the present one passes on.

Dalton treasures his wife Teresa above all else. A kitchen scullion, Fitch, is recruited into the messenger corps by Dalton.I 3, a The origin of these and many other phenomena [fiery heavenly phenomena] is this. But you?

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His moral obligation is to do what he wishes, provided his wish does not depend primarily upon other men. I should like to begin by explaining in a little more detail what Aristotle himself took anathymiasis to mean and what role it plays in his writings on natural philosophy.

You say moreover. Rather, he misrepresents the ensuing detailed criticism given by Aristotle and, what is more, declares it to be unsound on dubious grounds: