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dc.contributor.authorLong, Alex
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-09T23:33:14Z
dc.date.available2017-06-09T23:33:14Z
dc.date.issued2017-01
dc.identifier.citationLong , A 2017 , ' Immortality in Empedocles ' , Apeiron , vol. 50 , no. 1 , pp. 1-20 . https://doi.org/10.1515/apeiron-2015-0054en
dc.identifier.issn2156-7093
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 224643258
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 2fd67f95-d6e1-4cb1-8dad-6f0c9fbde367
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-5838-5490/work/60195619
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000404754200001
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85078789613
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/10975
dc.descriptionMost of the work for the paper was undertaken in Toronto during a Leverhulme Research Fellowship.en
dc.description.abstractThe paper examines Empedocles’ attributions of immortality. I argue that Empedocles does not withhold immortality from the gods but rather has an unorthodox conception of what immortality is. Immortality does not mean, or imply, endless duration. A god’s immortality is its continuity, as one and the same organism, over a long but finite period. This conception of divine immortality then influences Empedocles’ other attributions of immortality, each of which marks a contrast with discontinuity, real or apparent. The nature of this contrast varies from context to context, and there is considerable heterogeneity in the list of immortal items. On the other hand, the attribution of immortality never implies that the item is completely changeless.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofApeironen
dc.rightsCopyright © 2016, Walter de Gruyter GmbH. This work is made available online in accordance with the publisher’s policies. This is the final published version of the work, which was originally published at http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/apeiron-2015-0054en
dc.subjectEmpedoclesen
dc.subjectImmortalityen
dc.subjectGodsen
dc.subjectTheologyen
dc.subjectB Philosophy (General)en
dc.subjectT-NDASen
dc.subject.lccB1en
dc.titleImmortality in Empedoclesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.description.versionPublisher PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Classicsen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Centre for the Study of Ancient Systems of Knowledgeen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1515/apeiron-2015-0054
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden
dc.date.embargoedUntil2017-06-09


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