Essays on being /

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Author / Creator:Kahn, Charles H.
Imprint:Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Description:1 online resource (225 pages)
Language:English
Subject:Ontology.
Einai (The Greek word)
Philosophy, Ancient.
PHILOSOPHY -- Metaphysics.
Einai (The Greek word)
Ontology.
Philosophy, Ancient.
Begriff
Ontologie
Ontologie -- Geschichte Altertum.
Sein.
Griechenland
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11286523
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ISBN:9780199534807
0199534802
9780191560064
0191560065
9780199654352
0199654352
9786612126130
6612126132
Digital file characteristics:data file
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-225) and index.
English.
Summary:"This volume presents a series of essays published by Charles Kahn over a period of forty years, in which he seeks to explicate the ancient Greek concept of Being. He addresses two distinct but related problems, one linguistic and one historical and philosophical. The linguistic problem concerns the theory of the Greek verb einai, 'to be': how to replace the conventional but misleading distinction between copula and existential verb with a more adequate theoretical account. The philosophical problem is in principle quite distinct: to understand how the concept of Being became the central topic in Greek philosophy from Parmenides to Aristotle. These two problems converge on what Kahn calls the veridical use of einai. While recognizing the predicative function of the very as fundamental throughout, he proposes the connection with truth rather than with existence as key to the role of Being in Greek philosophy. In the later papers he interprets the veridical in terms of a more general semantic function of the very, which comprises the notions of existence and instantiation as well as truth."--Jacket.
Other form:Print version: Kahn, Charles H. Essays on being. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009 9780199534807
Standard no.:9786612126130