Chapter

Euporia

Samuel Scolnicov

in Plato's Parmenides

Published by University of California Press

Published in print August 2003 | ISBN: 9780520224032
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520925113 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520224032.003.0004
Euporia

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This chapter examines Plato's dialogue Parmenides by applying Parmenides' method to his own hypothesis: the one, or “if (the) one is”. It clarifies the partial ambiguity of “is” and postulates two modes of being. It provides relevant hypotheses, theorems, and arguments including the absolute principle of noncontradiction.

Keywords: Parmenides; Plato; dialogue; modes of being; hypotheses; theorems; arguments; noncontradiction

Chapter.  41243 words. 

Subjects: Classical Philosophy

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