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Becoming God : pure reason in early Greek philosophy

Patrick L. Miller (Patrick Lee), 1970- author.


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  • Title:
    Becoming God : pure reason in early Greek philosophy
  • Author: Patrick L. Miller (Patrick Lee), 1970- author.
  • Description: Contents; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Heraclitus; Chapter 3 Parmenides and Pythagoreans; Chapter 4 Plato; Chapter 5 Conclusion; Notes; Works Cited; Index
    Becoming god was an ideal of many ancient Greek philosophers, as was the life of reason, which they equated with divinity. This book argues that their rival accounts of this equation depended on their divergent attitudes toward time. Affirming it, Heraclitus developed a paradoxical style of reasoningGÇö chiasmus GÇöthat was the activity of his becoming god. Denying it as contradictory, Parmenides sought to purify thinking of all contradiction, offering eternity to those who would follow him. Plato did, fusing this pure style of reasoningGÇöconsistencyGÇöwith a Pythagorean program of purificati
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Publisher: London ; New York, New York : Continuum
  • Format: 1 online resource (190 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-4725-9791-5;ISBN 1-283-20548-3;ISBN 9786613205483;ISBN 1-4411-3457-3
  • Subjects: Philosophy, Ancient; Reason; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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