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Parmenides by Plato
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Nov 27, 2011

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bookshelves: 2005, classical, classic, canonical, fourth-century-bce, greek, metaphysics, nonfiction
Read in April, 2005 , read count: once

After a long hiatus, I picked up Plato's dialogues again in 2005. No review or notes written at the time and I don't recall my thoughts. The only thing I did was quote the following on the Book Talk Forum at BookCrossing:

Parmenides: Then the one which is not, if it is to maintain itself, must have the being of not-being, just as being must have as a bond the not-being of not-being in order to perfect its own being; for the truest assertion of the being of being and of the not-being of not-being is when being partakes of the being of being, and not of the being of not-being--that is, the perfection of being; and when not-being does not partake of the not-being of not-being but of the being of not-being--that is the perfection of not-being.

Socrates: Most true.

Glad that's cleared up.
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