It is often assumed that Parmenides what-is is, in some sense, divine. This chapter considers the further assumptions that tend to underly such readings. It argues that neither appeals to a broader philosophical tradition nor the possible attribution of intelligence to what-is justify the assumption that what-is is divine. The divinities within Parmenides’ poem are anthropomorphic agents and subjects of change. What-is, in excluding change, also excludes divinity. Divinity is not a relevant or necessary property of what-is.
|Number of pages||25|
|Journal||Anais de Filosofia Clássica|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Feb 2021|