Parmenides and Presocratic Philosophy


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John Palmer develops and defends a modal interpretation of Parmenides, according to which he was the first philosopher to distinguish in a rigorous manner the fundamental modalities of necessary being, necessary non-being or impossibility, and non-necessary or contingent being. This book accordingly reconsiders his place in the historical development of Presocratic philosophy in light of this new interpretation. Careful treatment of Parmenides' specification of the ways of inquiry that define his metaphysical and ...

Parmenides and Presocratic Philosophy 2012, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199664696


Parmenides and Presocratic Philosophy 2010, OUP UK, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199567904