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Parmenides, Venerable and Awesome

Proceedings of the International Symposium

Nestor Luis Cordero (editor)

ISBN: 9781930972339

Publication Date: Apr 2011

Format: Paperback

In October of 2007, the Universidad Nacional de San Martín (Argentina) hosted an International Symposium on the philosophy of Parmenides that brought together scholars from around the world to present their latest work and participate in discussion. This proceedings volume represents the most cutting-edge and in-depth scholarship on Parmenides available today.
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In October of 2007, the Universidad Nacional de San Martín (Argentina) hosted an International Symposium on the philosophy of Parmenides to celebrate the creation of the University's new Center for the Study of Ancient Philosophy. The event–co-organized by the HYELE Institute for Comparative Studies (Switzerland) and Parmenides Publishing–brought together scholars from around the world to present their latest work and participate in discussion. These Proceedings present the collected papers that were given–all fully translated into English–and edited by Néstor-Luis Cordero.

During the two years leading up to the International Symposium, no fewer than seven books on Parmenides were published. This revival and resurgence of interest in Parmenides and the critical reviews of traditional interpretations of his poem made this the perfect time for a global conference dedicated to the renowned figure known as the true father of philosophy.

The Symposium on Parmenides united the world's foremost Parmenidean scholars, with many participants having written one, if not several books on Parmenides. The proceedings volume therefore represents the most cutting-edge and in-depth scholarship on Parmenides available today, and will be a great and timely enrichment to the field of Presocratic Philosophy.

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One of the chief merits of this collection is its very strong emphasis on seminal issues of interpretation related to Parmenides's poem. Throughout the volume, readers will find a significant engagement with Parmenides proper. JHP; Each of the sixteen principal speakers at the 2007 Symposium "Parmenides, Venerable and Awesome" organized by Néstor- Luis Cordero at the University of Buenos Aires "shared the distinction of having published at least one, if not several books on Parmenides" (xiii) and these papers–translated into English at the behest of Parmenides Publishing, a co-host of the conference (xi)–were originally delivered in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese. Some sense of the almost surreal intersection of Jorge Borges' trans-historical imagination, the baffling richness of Parmenides' own thought, and the polyglot cosmopolitanism of the Symposium itself can be had by reading "Parmenides and His Precursors: A Borgesian Reading of Cordero's Parmenides" by Lucas Soares, one of eight supplemental papers by younger Argentinian scholars included in this handsome volume". - Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Pages 434
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Apr 2011
Publisher Parmenides Publishing
Subject/s Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500  
Néstor-Luis Cordero is Emeritus Professor at the University of Rennes I. He is the author of Les deux chemins de Parménide and By Being, It Is: The Thesis of Parmenides (also available in Spanish as Siendo, se es: La tesis de Parménides).

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