Saturday, April 03, 2010

Parmenides and non

I'm still blogging the canon, today I wrote about the pre-Socratic philosopher Parmenides:
"First off, I’m not sure we can say the philosophy of Parmenides exactly “works”. That is, I don’t think we can take his ideas as precepts. Because, essentially, Parmenides speaks of the impossibility of speaking truthfully about things that do not exist. So, even this paragraph is a problem: Parmenides does not exist, so I can’t talk about him..."

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