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Author Popper, Karl R. (Karl Raimund), 1902-1994.

Title The world of Parmenides : essays on the Presocratic enlightenment / Karl R. Popper ; edited by Arne F. Petersen, with the assistance of Jørgen Mejer.

Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  182 POPP    DUE 18-11-19
Physical description x, 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Introduction: Aristotle's invention of induction and the eclipse of Presocratic cosmology -- Essay 1. Back to the Presocratics -- Essay 2. The unknown Xenophanes: an attempt to establish his greatness -- Essay 3. How the Moon might shed some of her light upon the Two Ways of Parmenides (I) -- Essay 4. How the Moon might throw some of her light upon the Two Ways of Parmenides (1989) -- Essay 5. Can the Moon throw light on Parmenides' Ways? (1988) -- Essay 6. The world of Parmenides: notes on Parmenides' poem and its origin in early Greek cosmology -- Essay 7. Beyond the search for invariants -- Essay 8. Comments on the prehistoric discovery of the self and on the mind-body problem in ancient Greek philosophy -- Essay 9. Plato and geometry -- Essay 10. Concluding remarks on support and countersupport: how induction becomes counterinduction and the epagoge returns to the elenchus -- App. Popper's late fragments on Greek philosophy.
Summary This unique collection of essays, published together for the first time, reveals Karl Popper's engagement with Presocratic philosophy and the enlightenment he experienced in his reading of Parmenides. Karl Popper was inspired to write about Presocratic philosophy for two reasons: to illustrate the notion that all history is the history of problem situations and to show the contributions of early Greek philosophers in the context of European philosophy and humanism.
Other author Petersen, Arne Friemuth.
Mejer, Jørgen, 1942-
Subject Parmenides.
Pre-Socratic philosophers.
ISBN 0415173019 (hardback)