Parmenides, Plato, and Mortal Philosophy

Parmenides, Plato, and Mortal Philosophy

Return From Transcendence

eBook - 2011
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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. Hence, Parmenides' poem articulates a "tragic return", i.e., a turn away from meta.
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2011
ISBN: 9781441139108
1441139109
9780826457530
0826457533
Characteristics: 1 online resource (212 pages)
Additional Contributors: Parmenides

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