He declared that in his opinion the Milesians should revolt, to which all but the historian Hecataeus agreed. Herodotus suggests that this was because Histiaeus was desperate to return to Ionia, and thought he would be sent to Ionia if there was a rebellion. Rather it was designed to make the Milesians enthusiastically join the rebellion.
Thus, for example, when parents tell their children, "We only want to help you avoid our mistakes," they are constructing a metanarrative that justifies the imposition of rules of conduct they are unwilling to follow themselves.
Lyotard supposed that the deliberate subversion of prominent metanarratives is a significant tool of postmodernism. Jean-Francois Lyotard,tr. A Report on Knowledgetr. Branch of philosophy that tries to determine the proper aims, methods, and conditions for the discipline of philosophy itself.
A Metaphilosophical Inquiry Westview, Questions about the existence and nature of minds, bodies, god, space, time, causality, unity, identity, and the world are all metaphysical issues. From Plato onwards, many philosophers have tried to determine what kinds of things and how many of each exist.
But Kant argued that this task is impossible ; he proposed instead that we consider the general structure of our thought about the world. Strawson calls the former activity revisionary, and the latter descriptive, metaphysics.
The Big Questionsed. Zimmerman Blackwell, ; Metaphysics: An Anthologyed.Celtic religion: Celtic religion, religious beliefs and practices of the ancient Celts. The Celts, an ancient Indo-European people, reached the apogee of their influence and territorial expansion during the 4th century bc, extending across the length of Europe from Britain to Asia Minor.
From the 3rd century bc. Beginning with a long and extensively rewritten introduction surveying the predecessors of the Presocratics, the book traces the intellectual revolution initiated by Thales in the early sixth century B.C.
to its culmination in the metaphysics of Parmenides and the complex physical theories of Anaxagoras and the Atomists in the fifth century.
The Nature of Philosophy. The word philosophy literally means love of wisdom;1 this tells us something about the nature of philosophy, but not much, because many disciplines seek wisdom. How does philosophy differ from these other disciplines? A brief look at the historical development of the field will help us to answer this question.
INTRODUCTION. In Part 1 of this study, we considered the very numerous written records of the ancient Middle East in which the Table of Nations was corroborated and . The Nature of Philosophy. The word philosophy literally means love of wisdom;1 this tells us something about the nature of philosophy, but not much, because many disciplines seek wisdom.
How does philosophy differ from these other disciplines?
A brief look at the historical development of the field will help us to answer this question. Eleaticism: Eleaticism, one of the principal schools of ancient pre-Socratic philosophy, so called from its seat in the Greek colony of Elea (or Velia) in southern Italy.
This school, which flourished in the 5th century bce, was distinguished by its radical monism—i.e., its doctrine of the One, according to.