Article ID: CBB744785169

A Woven Web of Guesses: Xenophanes of Colophon (2018)

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Despite several attempts, amongst others from K.R. Popper, to re-evaluate the importance of Xenophanes of Colophon, this poet/philosopher is still frequently seen as a “somewhat precarious” figure in the history of philosophy. Xenophanes is mainly remembered for his bitter attacks on the anthropomorphic character of the Olympic gods, while his epistemology was discarded by Empedocles and Aristotle as being “too naïve”. This article tries to examine some of the reasons for this disqualification by analysing Popper’s attempt to rehabilitate Xenophanes as “the founder of the Greek enlightenment”.

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Authors & Contributors
Fidora, Alexander
Lutz-Bachmann, Matthias
Booth, Nathaniel
Finkelberg, Aryeh
Empedocles
Inwood, Brad
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Hermes: Zeitschrift für Klassische Philologie
Apeiron
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Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Acta Philosophica
Bulletin de Philosophie Médiévale
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de Gruyter
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Epistemology
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Induction
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Aristotle
Empedocles of Agrigentum
Xenophanes
Parmenides
Avicenna
Bacon, Roger
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Medieval
20th century
13th century
14th century
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