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Aristotle and the Eleatic one, Timothy Clarke

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Aristotle and the Eleatic one
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Aristotle and the Eleatic one
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Timothy Clarke
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eng
Summary
In this book Timothy Clarke examines Aristotle's response to Eleatic monism, the theory of Parmenides of Elea and his followers that reality is 'one'. Clarke argues that Aristotle interprets the Eleatics as thoroughgoing monists, for whom the pluralistic, changing world of the senses is a mere illusion. Understood in this way, the Eleatic theory constitutes a radical challenge to the possibility of natural philosophy. Aristotle discusses the Eleatics in several works, including De Caelo, De Generatione et Corruptione, and the Metaphysics. But his most extensive treatment of their monism comes at the beginning of the Physics, where he criticizes them for overlooking the fact that 'being is said in many ways' - in other words, that there are many ways of being.0Through a careful analysis of this and other criticisms, Clarke explains how Aristotle's engagement with the Eleatics prepares the ground for his own theory of the principles of nature. Aristotle is commonly thought to be an unreliable interpreter of his Presocratic predecessors; in contrast, this book argues that his critique can shed valuable light on the motivation of the Eleatic theory and its influence on the later philosophical tradition
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Clarke, Timothy,
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182.3
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Oxford Aristotle studies
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  • Aristotle
  • Eleatics
  • Metaphysics
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Aristotle and the Eleatic one, Timothy Clarke
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Eleaticism and the philosophy of nature -- The refutation of eleatic monism -- Problems of one and many -- Criticisms of Melissus' argument -- Parmenides' argument for monism -- Resisting Parmenides' argument -- On giving in to the eleatics -- Did Aristotle change his mind about Parmenides?
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1 online resource (240 pages)
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9780191030444
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Oxford University Press
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(OCoLC)1090538006
Label
Aristotle and the Eleatic one, Timothy Clarke
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Eleaticism and the philosophy of nature -- The refutation of eleatic monism -- Problems of one and many -- Criticisms of Melissus' argument -- Parmenides' argument for monism -- Resisting Parmenides' argument -- On giving in to the eleatics -- Did Aristotle change his mind about Parmenides?
Control code
on1090538006
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (240 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191030444
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Oxford University Press
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1090538006

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