The Paradox of Non-Being

  • Francesco Berto
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 356)


What Herodotus called the ¢rc¾ kakîn, the beginning of troubles, in our case takes place with Parmenides of Elea, the Greek philosopher lived between sixth and fifth century B.C., who, in his poem On Nature , forbade to talk, and also to think, about what is not:


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesco Berto
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  1. 1.Department of Philosophy and Northern Institute of PhilosophyUniversity of AberdeenAberdeenUK

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