Parmenides, Plato and Mortal Philosophy

Parmenides, Plato and Mortal Philosophy : Return from Transcendence

By (author) Vishwa Adluri


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In a new interpretation of Parmenides philosophical poem On Nature, Vishwa Adluri considers Parmenides as a thinker of mortal singularity, a thinker who is concerned with the fate of irreducibly unique individuals. Adluri argues that the tripartite division of Parmenides poem allows the thinker to brilliantly hold together the paradox of speaking about being in time and articulates a tragic knowing: mortals may aspire to the transcendence of metaphysics, but are inescapably returned to their mortal condition.Parmenides.

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  • Hardback | 232 pages
  • 158 x 234 x 24mm | 498.95g
  • 01 Apr 2011
  • Continuum Publishing Corporation
  • New York
  • English
  • New.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0826457533
  • 9780826457530

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Author Information

Vishwa Adluri is Adjunct Assistant Professor in Religion and Philosophy at Hunter College, City University of New York, USA, where he specializes in Ancient Philosophy, 20th Century Continental Philosophy, and Indian Philosophy.

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"This brilliant and profound study is a compelling reinterpretation of Parmenides. But it is much more than this. It invites a re-reading not only of the western philosophical tradition inaugurated by Parmenides and Plato but also of ourselves as mortals dreaming of immortality. Adluri's deeply personal and inspired interpretation of philosophy's beginning points the way to its future." - Raymond Tallis

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