Friday, January 25, 2013

Philosophy Wire: Naming things, Parmenides, existence…

4455745526_ca0972d414_zPhilosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2013-01-25]: Researchers claim that most of the world's plant and animal species could be named before they go extinct. [source: web news] We are obsessed with “naming” things! We HAVE to name them, to give credit to the Ideas of Plato which we cherish so much. By naming something we make it “exist”. And only what “exists” can “stop existing”. Maybe we should try to listen to Parmenides and the other pre-Socratic philosophers…
 

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