Parmenides' Argument

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Parmenides' "Way of Truth" has been very influential among modern philosophers and has had a very big impact on the way we study philosophy today. The argument of "The Way of Truth" tells us that there are only three possibilities. Either "it is," "it is not," or "it is and it is not." This idea may be of great challenge to some but it, in a way, makes clear sense...
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The word "is" is simply a variable that can be replaced by anything. Parmenides says that "it is not" cannot be thought about or spoken of. He tells us that "it is and it is not" is the equivalent to confusion. If these statements are true, "it is." Parmenides gives reasonable explanation as to why "it is not" is unthinkable and why "it is and it is not" is confused...
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