Parmenides and the History of Dialectic by Scott Austin
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Parmenides and the History of Dialectic
By Scott Austin

Parmenides and the History of Dialectic

Three Essays

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Parmenides and the History of Dialectic by Scott Austin

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Parmenides and the History of Dialectic is a study of Greek philosophical method as it affects contemporary philosophical issues. What was distinctive about the method of Parmenides, the inventor of philosophical argument as we know it? How did Parmenides' method affect Plato's dialectic, which was supposed to provide the solution to all ultimate philosophical problems? How, in turn, did Plato influence Hegel and our subsequent tradition? There are many studies of Parmenides' text, its philosophical content, and its influence. This study aims to do something different, to look at the form of the argument, the scope of its positive and negative language, the balanced structure its author generates, and the clear parallels with Plato's Parmenides. Along the way, Austin considers issues like these: was Parmenides, an absolute monist, entitled to speak at all, and in many negative words at that? How did he think that his own language related to the reality that he was trying to describe? What was his notion of the use of metaphor? What logical techniques did he invent? Has his type of philosophy come to an end?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781930972193
ISBN-10: 1930972199
Format: Hardback
(210mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 112
Imprint: Parmenides Publishing
Publisher: Parmenides Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Scott Austin

Scott Austin (1953-2014) graduated from Yale, and went on to receive his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He has taught at Boston University and at Texas A&M University and has been a Visiting Fellow in the Princeton University philosophy department and at Clare Hall in the University of Cambridge. He is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship as well as awards for teaching and academic advising. His first book, Parmenides: Being, Bounds, and Logic was published by Yale University Press (1986).

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