On Heraclitus

On Heraclitus is an eleven (11) week course designed for students to gain a deeper understanding of the life and work of the pre-Socratic father of Stoic physics, Heraclitus. And, Fate permitting, have FUN doing so through readings, videos, discussions, self-tests and more!

“The Heraclitus course was immensely enjoyable. Its thoughtful structure allows the student to go at her own pace. Plus, none of the assignments felt like mere “busy work.” Each played a pivotal role in building my understanding of Heraclitus. A standout aspect was my mentor’s timely, encouraging, and enthusiastic feedback. Providing prompt feedback bolstered my learning process, and I always eagerly looked forward to reviewing what he had to say about my work. As a result, I walked away with exactly what I wanted: a broader understanding of Heraclitus’s ideas and impact, gained within a positive learning environment.”

— Sandra Woien, PhD, Associate Teaching Professor, Arizona State University

Your Mentor

Your mentor will help you achieve the goal of becoming knowledgeable about the philosophy of Heraclitus, both in theory and practice. He or she will do this by guiding, correcting, encouraging, and confirming your progress. Specific goals that you may have will also be carefully considered. You will have Zoom meetings with your mentor at the beginning and end of your studies, and have opportunities to communicate through Moodle or email at any time.


Assignments include self-paced quizzes, short reflective writings, and similar activities, which are generally due at the end of each two week unit. Thought and contemplation are part of the learning process. Your mentor can work with you if deadlines are difficult to meet.

Required Textbook

And one of the following:

– Eva Brann. The Logos of Heraclitus. Paul Dry Books (October 25, 2011)

– Richard Geldard. Remembering Heraclitus. Lindisfarne Books (October 1, 2000)

– An academic book on Heraclitus of your choosing with mentor’s approval.

How to Apply

If you are new to the college, you need to complete the Why Heraclitus?essay of at least 500 words as part of the application process.

We suggest that you write your essay first using your own word processing program. When the essay is ready, complete the form below and copy-and-paste your essay into the appropriate space on the form.

Your essay will become a part of your College record and will assist your Mentor in getting to know you better. For these, and all other reasons, you are encouraged to do your best, edit, proof read and spell check.

On Heraclitus” Tuition Fee

In addition to the”Why Heraclitus?” essay, the applicant is required to pay a non-refundable $120 tuition fee. This fee must be paid using your credit card or PayPal prior to the date you wish to begin your studies.

The College accepts students without regard to gender, race, religion, or nationality, provided the student is at least 18 years of age, and has met our other admission criteria.

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