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The World of Parmenides: Essays on the Presocratic Enlightenment [NOOK Book]

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This unique collection of essays, published together for the first time, not only elucidates the complexity of ancient Greek thought, but also reveals Karl Popper's engagement with Presocratic philosophy and the enlightenment he experienced in his reading of Parmenides. As Karl Popper himself states himself in his introduction, he was inspired to write about Presocratic philosophy for two reasons - firstly to illustrate the thesis that all history is the history of problem situations and secondly, to show the ...
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The World of Parmenides: Essays on the Presocratic Enlightenment

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Overview

This unique collection of essays, published together for the first time, not only elucidates the complexity of ancient Greek thought, but also reveals Karl Popper's engagement with Presocratic philosophy and the enlightenment he experienced in his reading of Parmenides. As Karl Popper himself states himself in his introduction, he was inspired to write about Presocratic philosophy for two reasons - firstly to illustrate the thesis that all history is the history of problem situations and secondly, to show the greatness of the early Greek philosophers, who gave Europe its philosophy, its science and its humanism.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317835004
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/16/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Preface
List of abbreviations
Introduction: Aristotle's invention of induction and the eclipse of Presocratic cosmology 1
Essay 1 Back to the Presocratics 7
Essay 2 The unknown Xenophanes: an attempt to establish his greatness 33
Essay 3 How the Moon might shed some of her light upon the Two Ways of Parmenides (I) 68
Essay 4 How the Moon might throw some of her light upon the Two Ways of Parmenides (1989) 79
Essay 5 Can the Moon throw light on Parmenides' Ways? (1988) 97
Essay 6 The world of Parmenides: notes on Parmenides' poem and its origin in early Greek cosmology 105
Essay 7 Beyond the search for invariants 146
Essay 8 Comments on the prehistoric discovery of the self and on the mind-body problem in ancient Greek philosophy 223
Essay 9 Plato and geometry 251
Essay 10 Concluding remarks on support and countersupport: how induction becomes counterinduction and the epagoge returns to the elenchus 271
App Popper's late fragments on Greek philosophy 280
Index 307
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