Parmenides, Cosmos, and Being: A Philosophical Interpretation

Parmenides, Cosmos, and Being: A Philosophical Interpretation

by Panagiotis Thanassas, Parmenides




In the philosophical poem Parmenides composed around 500BC he presents a goddess who denies movement and plurality and propagates an ontology that completely petrifies the world of phenomena. This is the communis opinio, against which the current interpretation is addressed. Parmenidean Truth does not deny the polymorphy of the Cosmos, but rather endeavors to noetically understand its unity as a result of participation in Being.

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ISBN-13: 9780874627558
Publisher: Marquette University Press
Publication date: 11/01/2007
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Panagiotis Thanassas was born in Patras, Greece. He studied philosophy at the University of Tübingen, Germany, where he received his PhD. He has taught Philosophy at Tübingen, Heidelberg and Cyprus, and is currently Assistant Professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is the author of several books and articles on Greek Philosophy, Hegel, Heidegger, and Hermeneutics.

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