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Essays on Being


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Introduction 1: The Greek verb 'to be' and the concept of Being 2: The terminology for copula and existence 3: Why existence does not emerge as a distinct concept in Greek philosophy 4: Some philosophical uses of 'to be' in Plato 5: A return to the verb 'to be' and the concept of Being 6: The thesis of Parmenides 7: Being in Parmenides and Plato 8: Parmenides and Plato once more Postscript on Parmenides: Parmenides and physics. The direction of the chariot ride in the proem. The epistemic preference for Fire.

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Charles H. Kahn is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania.


`Review from previous edition always engaging and often provocative ' Jonathan Barnes, Mind

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