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By Nestor-Luis Cordero

the journey of philosophy begun in Greece, the place it used to be progressively built by way of the traditional thinkers as a unique form of wisdom wherein to give an explanation for the totality of items. in truth, the Greek language has continuously used the observe onta, "beings," to consult issues. on the finish of the 6th century BCE, Parmenides wrote a poem to verify his basic thesis upon which all philosophical structures might be dependent: that there are beings.
In by way of Being, it truly is, Néstor-Luis Cordero explores the richness of this Parmenidean thesis, which turned the cornerstone of philosophy. Cordero's textual research of the poem's fragments finds that Parmenides' goal was once hugely didactic. His poem utilized, for the 1st time, an explicative strategy that deduced effects from a real axiom: via being, it really is. to disregard this fact intended to be a sufferer of opinions.

This quantity explains how with out this conceptual base, all later ontology could were very unlikely. This e-book bargains a transparent and concise advent to the Parmenidean doctrine and is helping the reader savour the significant worth of Parmenides's declare that "by being, it is."

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