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Single Idea 1502

[catalogued under 2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 1. On Reason]

Full Idea

Parmenides would not agree with anything unless it seemed necessary, whereas his predecessors used to come up with unsubstantiated assertions.

Gist of Idea

Parmenides was much more cautious about accepting ideas than his predecessors


comment on Parmenides (fragments/reports [c.474 BCE], A28) by Simplicius - On Aristotle's 'Physics' 9.116.2-

Book Reference

'The First Philosophers', ed/tr. Waterfield,Robin [OUP 2000], p.56

A Reaction

from Eudemus