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"They made up their minds to name two forms / Of which it is not right to name one, that is where they have erred." In the flickering of light and darkness that men recognise in what is the effect of their own actions there is discovered a kind of being, but one divided and turned against itself in contradiction.


Leonard Woodbury presented “Parmenides on Naming by Mortal Men: fr B8.53-56” to the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy at its meeting with the American Philological Association in Toronto in 1984. It was published in Ancient Philosophy 6 (1986) 1-13. See also C. G. Brown, ed. 1991. Leonard E. Woodbury: Collected Writings. Scholars Press.