Single Idea 1504

[catalogued under 9. Objects / E. Objects over Time / 1. Objects over Time]

Full Idea

Parmenides and Melissus were the first to appreciate that there must be unchanging entities, if recognition and knowledge are to exist.

Gist of Idea

Something must be unchanging to make recognition and knowledge possible


comment on Parmenides (fragments/reports [c.474 BCE], A25) by Aristotle - On the Heavens 298b14

Book Reference

'The First Philosophers', ed/tr. Waterfield,Robin [OUP 2000], p.61