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About the True Beginning of Thought
About the True Beginning of Thought

Author(s): Ion Militaru
Subject(s): Rhetoric
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: point; safety; method; inspiration; philosophy;

Summary/Abstract: In Greek philosophy, Parmenides was sure of his destination: he knew where he had to go, but he didn’t know where he had to start. A brief review of how philosophy began is enough to show extreme heterogeneity. The multitude of starting points made philosophy highly suspicious of itself. Even when a physicist of the stature of Archimedes signaled the impossibility of finding a safe starting point, the situation of philosophy did not improve. All the more so since, through the suture with poetry (Alain Badiou), philosophy took note of a mythological manner in which such a starting point offered its services.

  • Issue Year: 2023
  • Issue No: XXIV
  • Page Range: 229-237
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English