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Anaxagoras' Theory Of Change: A Response To Parmenides, David J. Furley Dec 1975

Anaxagoras' Theory Of Change: A Response To Parmenides, David J. Furley

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

Assuming that Anaxagoras was responding to Parmenides, I shall examine the nature of his response. I aim to show that the fragments and other evidence can and should be interpreted as belonging to a system whose main purpose is to provide an apparatus for explaining change without "coming to be" or "perishing".