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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


Composition as Identity in the Parmenides and Sophist

Verity Harte

in Plato on Parts and Wholes: The Metaphysics of Structure

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236757
eISBN:
9780191597640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236751.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The focus of this chapter is Plato's examination of the rejected model of composition, particularly in the Parmenides, in which the same pattern of puzzle recurs four times in an escalating series, ... More


Aristotle's Physics Alpha: Symposium Aristotelicum

Katerina Ierodiakonou, Paul Kalligas, and Vassilis Karasmanis (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198830993
eISBN:
9780191868948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830993.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This volume of the ‘Symposium Aristotelicum’ constitutes a running commentary of the first book of Aristotle’s Physics, a central treatise of the Aristotelian corpus that aims at knowledge of the ... More


Plato's Parmenides

Samuel Scolnicov

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224032
eISBN:
9780520925113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224032.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Of all Plato's dialogues, the Parmenides is notoriously the most difficult to interpret. Scholars of all periods have disagreed about its aims and subject matter. The interpretations have ranged from ... More


Towards the Principles—Resolving the Eleatics’ Arguments for Absolute Monism: Physics I 3

Diana Quarantotto

in Aristotle's Physics Alpha: Symposium Aristotelicum

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198830993
eISBN:
9780191868948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830993.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The focus of this chapter is Aristotle’s resolution of Parmenides’ argument for monism in Physics I 3, in particular the role that this resolution plays in Physics I and its philosophical meaning. It ... More


The Route to Solving the Eleatic Puzzle: Physics I 8

Mariska Leunissen

in Aristotle's Physics Alpha: Symposium Aristotelicum

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198830993
eISBN:
9780191868948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830993.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter analyses Aristotle’s solution to the infamous ‘old Eleatic problem’ about coming to be and passing away. According to Aristotle, the ‘old philosophers’ got off track due to their ... More


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