Parmenides of Elea: A Verse Translation with Interpretative Essays and Commentary to the Text

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2003 - 147 pagine


Martin J. Henn's Parmenides of Elea offers to the reader a reinvigorating verse translation of the Diels and Kranz B-Fragments of Parmenides cast in rhyming couplet iambic pentameter. Placing Parmenides in his proper historical context by taking seriously the impact of Persian Zoroastrianism on his developing monism, Henn supplies precise interpretation of the most difficult and vexing of Parmenides's fragments, while also providing reliable philosophical analysis of the many seeming contradictions latent in the text.

The interpretive essays form a unique contribution to studies of this work, exploring such issues as the sprawling influences of Persian Zoroastrian dualism, literary parallels and contrasts with Hesiod's Theogony, and the radical antithesis between a finite linear and an infinite closed-loop model of space and time. Overall, Henn's work represents a new model for study of a key element of philosophical literature, making it a highly significant addition to the scholarship on the subject.

 

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Sommario

Parmenides and His Predecessors
1
Translation of the Diels BFragments
23
The Question of Being A Dialectic of Alternative Paths
31
Fragment B 3 The Metaphysical Unity of Thinking and Being
51
Parmenides ClosedLoop Concept of Time and the Illusion of Linear TimeConsciousness
67
Necessity Possibility and Contingency
85
The Teachings of the Goddess
101
The Diels and Kranz Greek Text in the Order Translated
109
Commentary to the Greek
115
Select Bibliography
143
The Diels BFragments of Parmenides
145
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Informazioni sull'autore (2003)

MARTIN J. HENN is Adjunct Professor of Philosophy and Classics at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas.

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