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Plato's Parmenides$
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Samuel Scolnicov

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780520224032

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520224032.001.0001

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(p.79) Part II Euporia
Plato's Parmenides

Samuel Scolnicov

University of California Press

This chapter examines Plato's dialogue Parmenides by applying Parmenides' method to his own hypothesis: the one, or “if (the) one is”. It clarifies the partial ambiguity of “is” and postulates two modes of being. It provides relevant hypotheses, theorems, and arguments including the absolute principle of noncontradiction.

Keywords:   Parmenides, Plato, dialogue, modes of being, hypotheses, theorems, arguments, noncontradiction

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