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The legacy of Parmenides : Eleatic monism and later presocratic thought

Author: Patricia Curd
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1998.
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Parmenides of Elea was the most important and influential philosopher before Plato. Patricia Curd here reinterprets Parmenides' views and offers a new account of his relation to his predecessors and successors. On the traditional interpretation, Parmenides argues that generation, destruction, and change are unreal and that only one thing exists. He therefore rejected as impossible the scientific inquiry practiced by  Read more...

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Named Person: Parmenides; Parmenides; Parmenides; Parménide; Parmenides.; Parmenides; Parménide d'Élée
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Curd
ISBN: 0691011826 9780691011820
OCLC Number: 36713043
Language Note: Text contains short passages of ancient Greek translated into English.
Description: x, 280 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Parmenides and the inquiry into Nature. 1. The problem of the argument in Aletheia. 2. Parmenides' esti and the search for Nature. 3. Mortal error and the routes of inquiry --
II. Parmenides' monism and the arguments of B8. 1. Monism. 2. The arguments of B8. 3. Difference, division, and monism --
III. Doxa and deception. 1. Puzzles. 2. Doxa: opposite forms. 3. The lessons of mortal beliefs. 4. Objections: mortal beliefs and accounts of experience --
IV. Pluralism after Parmenides. 1. The question of pluralism. 2. Anaxagoras. 3. Empedocles. 4. Zeno and some problems of divisibility --
V. Atoms, void, and rearrangement. 1. Atoms and void. 2. Void, Being, and the ou mallon arguments. 3. Knowing void. 4. Melissus on the One --
VI. Final remarks. 1. Philolaus of Croton and Diogenes of Apollonia. 2. The last presocratic : Plato and the legacy of Parmenides. 3. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Patricia Curd.
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Parmenides of Elea was an influential philosopher before Plato. This book reinterprets Parmenides' views and offers an account of his relation to his predecessors and successors. It also examines  Read more...


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