The World of Parmenides
Essays on the Presocratic Enlightenment
I hope that these essays may illustrate
the thesis that all history is or should be the history of problem situations,
and that in following this principle we may further our understanding
of the Presocratics and other thinkers of the past. The essays also
try to show the greatness of the early Greek philosophers, who gave
Europe its philosophy, its science and its humanism. Karl
Popper, from the Preface
The World of Parmenides is a unique collection of essays that not only explores the complexity of ancient Greek thought, but also reveals Poppers engagement with Presocratic philosophy and the enlightenment he experienced in reading Parmenides.
The World of Parmenides includes writings on Greek science, philosophy and history and demonstrates Poppers life-long fascination and admiration of the Presocratic philosophers, in particular Parmenides, Xenophanes and Heraclitus.
The seriousness and
personal engagement [Popper] brings to bear are instructive and inspiring.
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