Heraclitus and Parmenides - an ontic perspective by Christian H. Sötemann

Heraclitus and Parmenides - an ontic perspective

byChristian H. Sötemann

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Scientific Essay from the year 2008 in the subject Philosophy - General Essays, Eras, , 15 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The article investigates fragments of the two Presocratic philosophers Heraclitus and Parmenides, which are frequently seen as indicating two drastically different views of the world - the former often being summarized as 'Everything flows', the latter as 'Everything rests'. The perspective chosen here is a descriptive one focussing on the 'ontic' aspect, i.e. the level of mere being there, of presence. It is discussed how an ontic interpretation of the aforementioned Presocratic fragments allow at least a partial integration of the seemingly diametrically opposed philosophies, namely in maintaining that with all the doubtlessly occurring change in the phenomenal world, change does not imply objects turning into 'nothingness', but rather into different being. Thus, change of state and development is acknowledged on the one hand, as well as the persistence of being on the other hand. Several references to 20th Century philosophy serve to underline the interpretation given here.

Title:Heraclitus and Parmenides - an ontic perspectiveFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 14, 2009Publisher:GRIN VerlagLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3640243676

ISBN - 13:9783640243679

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