• Parmenides Beyond the Gates: The Divine Revelation on Being, Thinking, and the Doxa

    Parmenides Beyond the Gates: The Divine Revelation on Being, Thinking, and the Doxa (Amsterdam Classical Monographs) (Paperback) By (author) P. A. Meijer

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    DescriptionOne of the main problems in the the study of Parmenides' poem is establishing the meaning of e0/00nai, 'to be'. Scholars often simply take it to mean: 'to exist', 'to be the case', 'to be so', or regard it as a copula. It's better to start by fathoming what Parmenides himself has to say about to be and about Being. This cannot be done without recognizing the logical pattern in his poem. Another main problem is: what does not-Being mean? Is the so-called Doxa - as not-Being - a non-existing, hallucinatory world, an illusion, a fata morgana? Or is it only a detector of lies? In the present work the view will be advocated that the Doxa offers the description of a really existing world. A specific merit of this book is that all the problems involved will be examined in continuous debate with what scholars have offered as solutions so far.


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    Title
    Parmenides Beyond the Gates
    Subtitle
    The Divine Revelation on Being, Thinking, and the Doxa
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) P. A. Meijer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 290
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9789050632676
    ISBN 10: 905063267X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25230
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000, HIS002000
    DC22: 182.3
    DC21: 182.3
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    Thema V1.0: QDHA, NHTB, NHC
    Publisher
    jJ.C. Gieben, Uitgeverij
    Imprint name
    jJ.C. Gieben, Uitgeverij
    Publication date
    01 January 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Amsterdam, Netherlands