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Plato on the Self-Predication of Forms: Early and Middle Dialogues

John Malcolm

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239062
eISBN:
9780191679827
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239062.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Much of the recent literature published on Plato's metaphysics has involved the Third Man Argument found in his dialogue Parmenides. This argument depends upon construing Forms both as universals and ... More


Aristotle on the Eleatics in Physics I. 2–3

David Bostock

in Space, Time, Matter, and Form: Essays on Aristotle's Physics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199286867
eISBN:
9780191603532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286868.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This essay argues that despite initial appearances, one can make good sense of Aristotle’s objections to Melissus (186a10-22), and one can find a comprehensible line of argument in the objections to ... More


Sages and Philosophers

Yulia Ustinova

in Caves and the Ancient Greek Mind: Descending Underground in the Search for Ultimate Truth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199548569
eISBN:
9780191720840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548569.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

In the limited data on the Presocratic philosophers, caves and descent into underground chambers appear with remarkable consistency. Prolonged sleep in Zeus' cave on Crete enlightened Epimenides with ... More


From Science to Silence: Clement of Alexandria and Origen

Andrew Radde‐Gallwitz

in Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, and the Transformation of Divine Simplicity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199574117
eISBN:
9780191722110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574117.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Chapter 2 engages the theological epistemology of Clement of Alexandria. It argues that Clement portrays Christian faith along the lines of what Aristotle called ‘science’ (epistêmê), though he also ... More


Putting it into Words

George Pattison

in Thinking about God in an Age of Technology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199279777
eISBN:
9780191603464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199279772.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Thinking about God involves more than the wordless longing of the heart. Thinking must also be put into language, even if the role of silence is admitted. Apophatic and mystical traditions have ... More


The Number of Infinity

Svetla Slaveva-Griffin

in Plotinus on Number

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195377194
eISBN:
9780199869572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377194.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter analyzes Plotinus’ refutation of the Aristotle’s criticism of Plato’s view of number in the Parmenides. By rejecting any quantitative value of number in the intelligible realm, Plotinus ... More


Parmenides and Presocratic Philosophy

John Palmer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199567904
eISBN:
9780191721717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567904.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book 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, ... More


Parmenides' Place in Histories of Presocratic Philosophy

John Palmer

in Parmenides and Presocratic Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199567904
eISBN:
9780191721717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567904.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This introductory chapter provides the orientation necessary to appreciate what is at stake in the book's development and defence of a modal interpretation of Parmenides. It focuses on the principal ... More


Parmenides' Three Ways

John Palmer

in Parmenides and Presocratic Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199567904
eISBN:
9780191721717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567904.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

After a non-allegorical reading of Parmenides' proem in fragment 1 that identifies its major figures and topography, this chapter focuses on the interpretive issues arising from fragment 2's ... More


The Way of the Goddess and the Way of Mortals

John Palmer

in Parmenides and Presocratic Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199567904
eISBN:
9780191721717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567904.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the goddess's directives to Parmenides in fragments 3, 6, and 7. In fragment 6, the goddess instructs Parmenides on how to remain on the first way of inquiry and criticizes ... More


What Must Be and What Is and Is Not

John Palmer

in Parmenides and Presocratic Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199567904
eISBN:
9780191721717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567904.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The first part of this chapter provides detailed analyses of the arguments comprising fragment 8's Way of Conviction. Parmenides here develops his necessary being ontology by demonstrating what what ... More


Zeno, Melissus, and Parmenides

John Palmer

in Parmenides and Presocratic Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199567904
eISBN:
9780191721717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567904.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter reassesses Zeno and Melissus' relation to Parmenides in light of the modal interpretation of Parmenides developed in the previous three chapters. Plato's Parmenides plausibly presents ... More


Anaxagoras and Parmenides

John Palmer

in Parmenides and Presocratic Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199567904
eISBN:
9780191721717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567904.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter reassesses Anaxagoras' relation to Parmenides in light of the modal interpretation of Parmenides developed in Chapters 2 to 4. After an initial orientation to the fundamental tenets of ... More


Empedocles' Element Theory and Parmenides

John Palmer

in Parmenides and Presocratic Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199567904
eISBN:
9780191721717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567904.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

After an initial orientation to Empedocles' physical theory that emphasizes the centrality of the principles of cyclical and reciprocal change, the chapter critiques the claims involved in ... More


Parmenides' Place in Presocratic Philosophy

John Palmer

in Parmenides and Presocratic Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199567904
eISBN:
9780191721717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567904.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

After providing a retrospective summation of the modal interpretation of Parmenides developed in Chapters 2 tohrough 4, this concluding chapter reconsiders in light of these results his relation to ... More


The Fragments of Parmenides’ Poem

John Palmer

in Parmenides and Presocratic Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199567904
eISBN:
9780191721717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567904.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This appendix presents a Greek text of the fragments of Parmenides’ poem accompanied by an English translation. This presentation is preceded by discussion of some of the major problems and issues ... More


The significance of ‘physics’ in Porphyry:: The problem of body and matter

Andrew Smith

in Neoplatonism and the Philosophy of Nature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199693719
eISBN:
9780191739019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693719.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, History of Philosophy

For Porphyry, ‘physics’ is primarily conceived as a pointer to metaphysics. His assessment of its place in philosophy may be ascertained by his arrangement of Plotinus’ Enneads and his commentaries ... More


Plato on Parts and Wholes: The Metaphysics of Structure

Verity Harte

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236757
eISBN:
9780191597640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236751.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book is an examination of Plato's treatment of the relation between a whole and its parts in a group of Plato's later works: the Theaetetus, Parmenides, Sophist, Philebus, and Timaeus. Plato's ... More


Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 46

Brad Inwood (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198712923
eISBN:
9780191809767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712923.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book is a volume in a series of original chapters on all aspects of ancient philosophy. The chapters include critical notices of major books. The series is published twice yearly. The series, ... More


Third Man Arguments

Gail Fine

in On Ideas: Aristotle's Criticism of Plato's Theory of Forms

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198235491
eISBN:
9780191597398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235496.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The Third Man Argument is a regress argument that purports to show that if there is even one form of F, then there are infinitely many forms of F. That a regress can be identified is in itself an ... More


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