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Parmenides of Elea: Fragments: A Text and Translation with an Introduction

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David Gallop provides a Greek text and a new facing-page translation of the extant fragments of Parmenides' philosophical poem. He also includes the first complete translation into English of the contexts in which the fragments have been transmitted to us, and of the ancient testimonia regarding Parmenides' life and thought. All of the fragments have been translated in ful ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published August 30th 1991 by University of Toronto Press
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Reinhard Gobrecht
Die Fragmente des Parmenides sind genial: Z.B. "Denn dasselbe kann gedacht werden und sein".
Hierin wird schon der Unterschied zwischen Denken und Erkennen (Wirklichkeit) deutlich.
"Entweder ist es, oder es ist nicht!" verdeutlicht schon das Prinzip vom ausgeschlossenen Widerspruch, dass nicht beides zugleich sein kann und das Prinzip vom ausgeschlossenen Dritten, dass es nichts Mittleres gibt. "Richtig ist, das zu sagen und zu denken, daß Seiendes ist; [...]" verdeutlicht schon die Rechtheit von
Joan Sebastián Araujo Arenas
Parménides creía, y lo dejó bien en claro en esta obra, que lo único sobre lo que debía pensarse y hablarse en filosofía era sobre el «ser». Y si bien Aristóteles abogaba que el «ser se dice de muchas maneras» ―aunque las principales sean sólo cuatro definiciones―, Parménides no habría estado de acuerdo con él.

Su «ser» es:

1) Eterno ―por lo que es ingénito e imperecedero―.
2) Homogéneo ―por lo que es indivisible y continuo―.
3) Inmóvil y limitado ―lo que quiere decir que mantiene su identidad―.
4) C
Nov 24, 2010 Yupa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Bompiani vs. BUR: 0-3

Il testo lo conosciamo tutti (più o meno).
Quindi, parliamo dell'edizione. Parliamone male.
Introduzione troppo breve per un testo e un autore su cui invece ci sarebbero tonnellate di cose da dire (o dette da altri da riferire). Poi, al di là delle tesi del curatore (discutibili o meno), viene riportato troppo poco sulle interpretazioni alternative su Parmenide, e ce ne sarebbero, e sarebbe quanto meno necessario fornirle...
Apparato di note poverello, soprattutto per quanto ri
Very good philological work but such a pitiful introduction (NB I am speaking about the French version by Barbara Cassin in Éditions du Seuil)
Peter J.
Apr 25, 2015 Peter J. rated it it was ok
I was mostly lost with this poem and intend to reread it later to see if it makes more sense.
Jan 18, 2016 Marmites rated it liked it
I find this concept bleak, and disagree with it. it's fun to think about though
Erik Graff
Nov 10, 2013 Erik Graff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: students of presocratic philosophy
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Shelves: philosophy
I read this book to help with Reginald Allen's course on Plato's Parmenides at Loyola University Chicago. Of all the books read in that regard, this was the most helpful when I later composed a paper on his Proem.
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Es un libro tan anodino y gratuito que es como si no lo hubiese leído.
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Parmenides of Elea (greek: Παρμενίδης)was an ancient Greek philosopher born in Elea, a Greek city on the southern coast of Italy. He was the founder of the Eleatic school of philosophy. Parmenides was also a priest of Apollo and iatromantis. The single known work of Parmenides is a poem which has survived only in fragmentary form. In this poem, Parmenides describes two views of reality. In The Wa ...more
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