The Aporetic First Part of Plato’sParmenides : Refutation or (Maieutic) Instruction?
At the beginning of the third book of his Commentary on the Parmenides (= In Parm.) , Proclus introduces his exposition on the Forms by listing four problems that should be discussed in any systematic
We also see Plato’sParmenides echo Gorgias’ Palamedes when, just before the final deductions, he asks “Where should we begin, that is, what will we hypothesize first?” (πόθεν οὖν δὴ ἀρξώµεθα καὶ τί πρῶτον ὑποθησόµεθα; Parmenides 137a7–b1), 12 closely reminiscent of Palamedes §4: “Where should I
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