Becoming God

Becoming God

Pure Reason in Early Greek Philosophy

eBook - 2011
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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.
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2011
ISBN: 9781441134578
1441134573
9781283205481
1283205483
9781847061645
1847061648
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 179 pages)

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