Empedocles. An Interpretation.
Routledge, New York / London, 2004. XIV,289p. Hard bound. Signature J. Mansfeld on free endpaper. Notae doctae JM in pencil. Series: Studies in Classics. ‘There may well be only a limited readership for T.’s book, but it will be useful if we can now turn from mulling over the familiar topics it covers to looking at Empedocles’ philosophic achievements, when, through the epic medium, he raises questions about chance and determinism, and the material basis of cognition, develops a new physics and a natural theology, links science with morals, psychology with ethics, and opens cup the spectrum of universal life from the very great to the smallest organism.’ (M.R. WRIGHT in The Journal of Hellenic Studies, 2006, p.210).