A Companion to the Philosophy of Time (Blackwell Companions

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Contains the work of several authors mentioned here. Kant, I. (1965). Critique of Pure Reason. K. Smith. New York: St. Martins. , and Schofield, M. (1983). The Presocratic Philosophers, 2nd edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. A standard source of pre-Socratic material and issues. 28 heraclitus and parmenides Matson, W. (1987). A New History of Philosophy, Vol. I. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Concise and insightful history. McKirahan, R. (1994). Philosophy before Socrates. Indianapolis: Hackett.

Let’s try a minimal interpretation and suppose that the “it” initially refers to whatever exists or obtains, whatever it turns out to be or to be like. ” It would be wrong to complain this is just a tautology because Parmenides goes on to try to show how people unwittingly contradict it (Guthrie, vol. ). Indeed, being contradictory is what marks the wrong paths as wrong right from their start: “that it [namely, what is] is not . . is a wholly indiscernible track”(Guthrie 1962, 13–14). Substituting “what is” for “it” in Rt.

Paul, L. (2010). Temporal Experience. Journal of Philosophy 107, 333–59. Popper, K. (1998). The World of Parmenides, ed. A. Petersen. London: Routledge. An attempt to read Parmenides cosmologically; it includes Popper’s classification of people like Einstein as Parmenidean. Russell, B. (1964). Principles of Mathematics. New York: Norton. Contains Russell’s version of the relational theory of time attacked by McTaggart. Salmon, W. (1980). Space, Time and Motion. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

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