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To think like God : Pythagoras and Parmenides, the origins of philosophy

Author: Arnold Hermann
Publisher: Las Vegas, Nev. : Parmenides Pub., ©2004.
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"To think like God focuses on the emergence of philosophy as a speculative science, tracing its origins to the Greek colonies of Southern Italy, from the late 6th century to mid-5th century B.C. Special attention is paid to the sage Pythagoras and his movement, the poet Xenophanes of Colophon, and the lawmaker Parmenides of Elea. In their own ways, each thinker held that true insight, whether as wisdom or certainty,  Read more...
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Hermann, Arnold.
To think like God.
Las Vegas, Nev. : Parmenides Pub., ©2004
(DLC) 2005357513
(OCoLC)57455841
Named Person: Pythagoras.; Parmenides.; Parmenides.; Pythagoras.; Parmenides.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arnold Hermann
ISBN: 9781930972445 193097244X 1282256076 9781282256071
OCLC Number: 806056271
Description: 1 online resource (xxx, 374 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1: Pythagoras --
The search for a way out --
The search for proof --
2: The pythagoreans --
Tradition versus the historical account --
The pythagorean agenda --
The politics of pythagoreanism --
War and luxury --
The revolts against the pythagorean political elite --
Those who listen and those who learn --
3: In want of a mathematics for the soul --
The source code of the universe --
The music of the spheres --
Numerology--deriving philosophy from number? --
4: Pythagorizing versus philosophizing --
5: Parmenides --
The lawmaker --
The poet's challenge and the lawgiver's response --
6: The poem of parmenides --
A quick guide to the poem's ordering --
The poem, a translation --
7: The poem's most difficult points explained --
What is the significance of the proem? --
"Esti" or "IS": the parmenidean object --
The IS as the universe: an olde misconception --
What does the concept of truth signify for parmenides? --
The question of IS NOT --
Doxa: opinion or appearance? --
Are there advantages to rearranging the fragments? --
*: Guidelines for an evidential account --
Delimiting the object of judgment --
Twelve provisos for the evidential account --
9: Methods of proof and disproof --
Like according to like --
Sufficient reason, contradiction, and infinite regress --
10: Irrationals, s and the perfect premise --
11: Mind and universe: two realms, two separate approaches.
Responsibility: Arnold Hermann.
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