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Parmenides and the Way of Truth

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Parmenides was a philosopher, healer, and spiritual guide in fifth-century BC Elea, a Greek outpost on the western coast of Italy. Around 450 BC he and a young Socrates engaged in a debate on the nature of reality, later immortalized by Plato in The Parmenides, the dialogue that re-created that meeting. Richard Geldard’s inspiring account brings new life and contemporary understanding to Parmenides, allowing us to understand his thought and benefit from his wisdom.

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Overview

Parmenides was a philosopher, healer, and spiritual guide in fifth-century BC Elea, a Greek outpost on the western coast of Italy. Around 450 BC he and a young Socrates engaged in a debate on the nature of reality, later immortalized by Plato in The Parmenides, the dialogue that re-created that meeting. Richard Geldard’s inspiring account brings new life and contemporary understanding to Parmenides, allowing us to understand his thought and benefit from his wisdom.

Richard Geldard earned his PhD in dramatic literature and classics at Stanford University. He is the author of Remembering Heraclitus and The Traveler's Key to Ancient Greece.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780976684343
  • Publisher: Monkfish Book Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Geldard earned his PhD at Stanford University in Dramatic Literature and Classics. He is the author of Remembering Heraclitus and The Traveler's Key to Ancient Greece. He is also an Emerson scholar, author of The Essential Transcendentalists, The Spiritual Teachings of Ralph Waldo Emerson, and God In Concord.
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Table of Contents


Introduction     vii
Parmenides of Elea     1
The Fragments     20
Wrestling With Parmenides     52
The Way of Truth     92
From Being to Consciousness     109
Glossary     127
Suggested Reading     128
Endnotes     129
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