Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy: Volume 45 by Brad Inwood PDF

By Brad Inwood

ISBN-10: 0199679436

ISBN-13: 9780199679430

Oxford experiences in old Philosophy is a quantity of unique articles on all features of historical philosophy. The articles will be of considerable size, and contain severe notices of significant books. OSAP is now released two times every year, in either hardback and paperback.

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Since the p o s i t i o n o f the advocates o f rest includes lack o f b o t h m o t i o n a n d alteration, and since the v i e w that m o t i o n a n d a l t e r a t i o n exist i n t e r m i t t e n t l y is already spoken for by the o r d i n a r y m a n , the H e r a c l i t e a n d o c t r i n e w h i c h is defined as the c o n t r a r y o f the P a r m e n i d e a n p o s i t i o n m u s t carry a c o m m i t m e n t to the all-prevalence o f b o t h f o r m s o f change. T h i s explains w h y T h e o d o r u s treats the comprehensiveness o f change as i f i t were a c o n d i t i o n w h i c h the flux theorists themselves w o u l d accept as ne­ cessary for m a i n t a i n i n g t h e i r u n i q u e p o s i t i o n .

37 I n fact, i t is p r e c i s e l y because t h i n g s are w h a t t h e y are o n l y relative to each i n d i v i d u a l t h a t assertions such as ' t h i s x is y for m e ' are i n h e r e n t l y false: as we have seen, ' t h i s ' , ' i s ' , a n d u l ­ t i m a t e l y even ' f o r m e ' i m p l y the i n h e r e n c e o f p r o p e r t i e s a n d hence c a n n o t be used to convey the t r u t h a b o u t the experience o f p e r c e p ­ t i o n on the particular occasion when that experience occurs.

T h e way to make T h e o d o r u s u n d e r s t a n d this n e w t e r m , he claims, is to cite familiar m o r e specific examples (Kara i^pi] ovv aKovc, 182 B I ) o f the k i n d s o f t h i n g s w h i c h fall u n d e r i t , such as 'heat' and ' w h i t e ­ ness'. I t is o n l y b y t h i n k i n g about these f a m i l i a r cases one b y one a n d t h e n t a k i n g t h e m together t h a t T h e o d o r u s can make the cog­ n i t i v e leap necessary for u n d e r s t a n d i n g the m o r e abstract concept u n d e r w h i c h they are s u b s u m e d .

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