Plato Versus Parmenides

Plato Versus Parmenides : The Debate Over Coming-into-being in Greek Philosophy

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The issue of coming into being in Greek philosophy is investigated mostly by specialists in language analysis and philological science. Plato versus Parmenides, Robert J. Roecklein brings to the fore Plato's refutation of Parmenides' argument in his famous dialogue by that name. Roecklein offers an unprecedented exposition of the dialogue the Parmenides, and seeks to illuminate a political dimension in Parmenides' early formulations of the challenges made to the reality of coming into being in more

Product details

  • Hardback | 210 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 476.27g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739150774
  • 9780739150771

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In sum, this book has ... value as a corrective to the academic complacency that we are all a prey to. Phronesis Robert Roecklein deals with perennial questions of philosophy by going back to the beginning. His erudite and provocative treatment of Parmenides and Plato is a welcome edition to the literature. His book should prove of interest for all students of political philosophy. -- Stephen Eric Bronner, Rutgers Universityshow more

About Robert J. Roecklein

Robert J. Roecklein is a lecturer in rhetoric and political philosophy at Penn State Erie, The Behrend more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction. The Greek Debate over Coming into Being Chapter 2 Chapter One. Parmenides' Argument Chapter 3 Chapter Two. Parmenides and the Milesian Philosophies Chapter 4 Chapter Three. Parmenides' Influence on Empedocles and Anaxagoras Chapter 5 Chapter Four. Plato's Socrates and his Theory of Cause Chapter 6 Chapter Five. The Parmenides: Plato's Proof of Coming to Be Chapter 7 Chapter Six. The Theaetetus: Plato's Proof that the Objects of Knowledge are Indivisibleshow more