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American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly

Volume 87, Issue 1, Winter 2013

Scott Austin
Pages 87-95
DOI: 10.5840/acpq20138714

Modality and Predication in Parmenides’s Fragment 8 and in Subsequent Dialectic

In this paper I shall attempt to enter part of the way into the microstructure of the account of truth in the Parmenidean fragment 8, and to reveal that account as a dialectical sequence of affirmation and denial involving various kinds of modal utterance. The sequence will then be put into parallel with the first four hypotheses of the second half of Plato’s Parmenides as well as with Zeno and some of the later tradition.

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