Parmenides' Grand Deduction: A Logical Reconstruction of the Way of Truth

2016.09.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael V. Wedin, Parmenides' Grand Deduction: A Logical Reconstruction of the Way of Truth, Oxford University Press, 2014,
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2016.09.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael V. Wedin, Parmenides' Grand Deduction: A Logical Reconstruction of the Way of Truth, Oxford University Press, 2014, 275pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198715474. Reviewed by Jenny Bryan, University College London Michael V. Wedin's stimulating monograph presents a call to arms in defence of Parmenides' status as both 'a severe arbiter of philosophical discourse' (1) and a strict monist who stands apart from and, indeed, rejects the Ionian tradition of natural philosophy. As such, it seeks to resist the increasingly popular desire to rehabilitate Parmenides' significance as a cosmologist engaged in empirical scientific investigation and the kind of qualified monism demanded by such an approach. Wedin is clear from the outset that his reading is offered as a 'logical reconstruction' (2) of Parmenides' arguments and that this concern provides the 'chief constraint' on his interpretation. His impatience. . .

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