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作者 Kahn, Charles H
書名 Essays on being / Charles H. Kahn
出版項 Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
國際標準書號 9780199534807 (hbk.)
0199534802 (hbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人社中心  BD331 K22 2009    在架上    30560400579691
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  BD331 K12 2009    在架上    30530001137934
說明 225 p. ; 23 cm
附註 Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-225) and index
The Greek verb 'to be' and the concept of being (1966) -- On the terminology for copula and existence (1972) -- Why existence does not emerge as a distinct concept in Greek philosophy (1976) -- Some philosophical uses of 'to be' in Plato (1981) -- A return to the theory of the verb be and the concept of being (2004) -- The thesis of Parmenides (1969) -- Being in Parmenides and Plato (1988) -- Parmenides and Plato once more (2002) -- Postscript on Parmenides (2008); Parmenides and physics. The direction of the chariot ride in the proem. The epistemic preference for fire
"This volume presents a series of essays published by Charles Kahn over a period of forty years, in which he seeks to explicate the ancient Greek concept of Being. He addresses two distinct but related problems, one linguistic and one historical and philosophical. The linguistic problem concerns the theory of the Greek verb einai, 'to be': how to replace the conventional but misleading distinction between copula and existential verb with a more adequate theoretical account. The philosophical problem is in principle quite distinct: to understand how the concept of Being became the central topic in Greek philosophy from Parmenides to Aristotle. These two problems converge on what Kahn calls the veridical use of einai. While recognizing the predicative function of the very as fundamental throughout, he proposes the connection with truth rather than with existence as key to the role of Being in Greek philosophy. In the later papers he interprets the veridical in terms of a more general semantic function of the very, which comprises the notions of existence and instantiation as well as truth."--BOOK JACKET
Lib. has: Reprinted 2011. FSN
主題 Ontology
Einai (The Greek word)
Philosophy, Ancient
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