Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy

Volume 19, Issue 1, Fall 2014

Scott F. Aikin
Pages 1-14

Xenophanes the High Rationalist
The Case of F1:17-8

Scholarship on Xenophanes’s F1 has had two foci, one on the rules of the symposium and the other on the religious program posed at its close. Thus far, the two areas of focus have been treated as either separate issues or as the religious program proposed in the service of the sympotic objectives. Instead, I will argue that the sympotic norms Xenophanes espouses are in the service of the broader program of rational theology.