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De priester van Elea: Recontextualisering van het leerdicht van Parmenides

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  • Steven Coesemans

Abstract

The author challenges the traditional interpretation of Parmenides as a cerebral logician
and metaphysicist by a recontextualizing view. He makes an attempt to restore Parmenides
in his quality as an important religious icon of his community. Based on
epigraphical evidence, the author re-interprets the Poem of Parmenides in a religious
framework of known ritual practices, specifically as guidelines to the practice of so-called
incubation. He argues that the text outlines incubation as a mental state which consists of
a union of understanding and being.

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Coesemans, S., (2015) “De priester van Elea: Recontextualisering van het leerdicht van Parmenides”, Handelingen - Koninklijke Zuid-Nederlandse maatschappij voor taal- en letterkunde en geschiedenis 69, 153-168. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/kzm.v69i0.17531

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26 Jan 2015
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