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Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy: Volume XXX: Summer by David Sedley

By David Sedley

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Is and that it is not possible [for] . . not to be’ (2. 3). Both turn on the discovery of this impossibility; in each, it is the resistance to thought posed by ‘what-is-not, as such’, that provides the occasion for the discovery of the thought of being. But ‘what-is-not’ arises for consideration, so to speak, at di·erent points in the two courses of reflection, with the consequence that being emerges at di·erent points as well. In the first course, the nothing that is the absence or negation of the two forms at once, even as it fails, taken by itself (γε, 2.

If, on the other hand, we keep the first and second ambiguities firmly in mind, we seem to face an insuperable obstacle. To pass through the gateway is—to bring into focus the philosophical depth of the symbol—somehow to take up the nothing, the pure absence or privation of the opposites, in thought. But the second ambiguity has brought home the di¶culty of this: if the ‘chasm’ is, as ‘yawning’, apparently an opening or site of passage, it is also, as ‘un-yawning’, not an opening but a closure. Thus, thought appears to be blocked.

Or so, prior to Parmenides’ closer reflection on the ‘chasm’, it seemed. As with the first course of thought, so here, we can best recover Parmenides’ insight if we distinguish and work through, step by step, a series of recognitions that are really integral moments in one manifold intuition. (a) Each opposite, presenting itself initially as a qualitatively determinate sensible presence, precludes the appearance of the other; for instance, when and where the hot prevails, the cold cannot be. (b) But if, with Parmenides, we pause to consider this ‘chasm’ of the cold, we discover that it is, rather, this very not-being of the cold that cannot be.

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