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Foundations of Science

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 291–299 | Cite as

Parmenides Reloaded

  • Gustavo E. Romero
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Abstract

I argue for a four dimensional, non-dynamical view of space-time, where becoming is not an intrinsic property of reality. This view has many features in common with the Parmenidean conception of the universe. I discuss some recent objections to this position and I offer a comparison of the Parmenidean space-time with an interpretation of Heraclitus’ thought that presents no major antagonism.

Keywords

Space-time Gravitation Relativity Determinism Pre-socratics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto Argentino de Radioastronomía (IAR, CCT La Plata, CONICET)Villa ElisaArgentina

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