Parmenides of Elea

Parmenides of Elea: A text and translation with an introduction

DAVID GALLOP
Copyright Date: 1984
Pages: 144
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3138/j.ctt1287z63
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    Parmenides of Elea
    Book Description:

    David Gallop provides a Greek text and a new facing-page translation of the extant fragments of Parmenides' philosophical poem.

    eISBN: 978-1-4426-2758-1
    Subjects: Philosophy, Language & Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  3. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
    (pp. vii-viii)
    DAVID GALLOP
  4. PREFACE
    (pp. ix-x)
  5. ABBREVIATIONS
    (pp. xi-xii)
  6. INTRODUCTION
    (pp. 3-40)

    The development of western philosophy was once said by A.N. Whitehead to have consisted in a series of footnotes to Plato. In a similar vein, and with hardly more exaggeration, Plato’s own writings might be said to have consisted in footnotes to Parmenides of Elea. In his philosophical poem Parmenides bequeathed an enormous legacy, not only to his immediate successors, Zeno and Melissus, but to all subsequent Greek philosophers, and beyond them to later western intellectual tradition. A recent author has rightly credited him with ‘a rational intuition of immense scope and power, within which most of the central principles...

  7. GLOSSARY
    (pp. 41-44)
  8. Text and Translation of the Fragments
    (pp. 45-92)
  9. FRAGMENT CONTEXTS
    (pp. 95-103)
  10. Testimonia on Parmenides’ Life and Teaching
    (pp. 104-123)
  11. SOURCES AND AUTHORITIES
    (pp. 124-130)
  12. BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE
    (pp. 133-134)
  13. SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
    (pp. 135-140)
  14. INDEX
    (pp. 141-144)
  15. Back Matter
    (pp. 145-147)