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Becoming Being : on Parmenides' Transformative Philosophy / Chiara Robbiano


Becoming Being : on Parmenides' Transformative Philosophy / Chiara Robbiano. Edited by: Barnes, Jonathan; Ferber, Rafael; Rossetti, Livio (2006). St. Augustin: Academia Verlag.

Abstract

This study offers a new interpretation of the poem of the founder of Western philosophy: Parmenides. It shows that there is more in his poem than the description of Being by means of negative adjectives such as ingenerated and immobile. His words ask his audience to question their habits, to modify their goals, to engage in new enterprises and to look with a critical eye at their previous attempts to get knowledge. It operates as a travel guide that leads the audience on a journey that will educate them and help them to gradually become philosophically mature, to become true themselves, which can also be described as the encouragement to become Being.

Abstract

This study offers a new interpretation of the poem of the founder of Western philosophy: Parmenides. It shows that there is more in his poem than the description of Being by means of negative adjectives such as ingenerated and immobile. His words ask his audience to question their habits, to modify their goals, to engage in new enterprises and to look with a critical eye at their previous attempts to get knowledge. It operates as a travel guide that leads the audience on a journey that will educate them and help them to gradually become philosophically mature, to become true themselves, which can also be described as the encouragement to become Being.

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Item Type:Edited Scientific Work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Philosophy
Dewey Decimal Classification:100 Philosophy
Language:English
Date:2006
Deposited On:26 Nov 2015 09:06
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 15:10
Publisher:Academia Verlag
Series Name:International Pre-Platonic Studies
Volume:5
Number of Pages:240
ISBN:978-3-89665-383-3
Related URLs:http://www.recherche-portal.ch/ZAD:default_scope:ebi01_prod009204398 (Library Catalogue)

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