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Single Idea 444

[catalogued under 10. Modality / A. Necessity / 5. Metaphysical Necessity]

Full Idea

The first way of enquiry is the one that IT IS, and it is not possible for IT NOT TO BE, which is the way of credibility, for it follows truth.

Gist of Idea

The first way of enquiry involves necessary existence


Parmenides (fragments/reports [c.474 BCE], B02), quoted by Simplicius - On Aristotle's 'Physics' 9.116.28-

Book Reference

'Ancilla to the Pre-Socratic Philosophers', ed/tr. Freeman,Kathleen [Harvard 1957], p.42

A Reaction

also Proclus 'Timeus'