PHIL 4497 Parmenides and the Buddha (Spring: 3 )
Parmenides lived during a time when momentous yet similar changes were taking place--or being resisted--in civilizations as distant as Greece and China, and as diverse as Israel and India. What relation did his teaching that Being is One have in the resulting divisions within human consciousness? Was his teaching a logical miscalculation? Or is it a mystical insight? Arguably, Parmenides' message is especially relevant to our own time when the claims Rationalism and the allure of technology are gradually eroding our appreciation of, and access to, the mysterious realms of myth and religion.
Instructor(s): Stuart B. Martin
Last Updated: 07-Dec-13