segunda-feira, 18 de fevereiro de 2013


"One road there is, signposted in this wise:
Being was never born and never dies.
Four-square, unmoved, no end it will allow.
It never was, nor will be; all is now,
One and continuous. How could it be born
Or whence could it be grown? Unbeing?  - No -
That mayn't be said or thought; we cannot go
So far ev'n to deny it is. What need,
Early or late, could Being from Unbeing seed?
Thus it must altogether be or not."

Parmenides, (~500 BC)

[in H. Diels and W. Kranz, Die Fragmente der Vorsokratier, 1951, translated and quoted by Anthony Kenny, A New History of Western Philosophy (2010)]

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