In October of 2007, the Universidad Nacional de San Martin (Argentina) hosted an International Symposium on the philosophy of Parmenides to celebrate the creation of the University's new Center for the Study of Ancient Philosophy. The event-co-organized by the HYELE Institute for Comparative Studies (Switzerland) and Parmenides Publishing-brought together scholars from around the world to present their latest work and participate in discussion. These Proceedings present the collected papers that were given-all fully translated into English-and edited by Nestor-Luis Cordero.
During the two years leading up to the International Symposium, no fewer than seven books on Parmenides were published. This revival and resurgence of interest in Parmenides and the critical reviews of traditional interpretations of his poem made this the perfect time for a global conference dedicated to the renowned figure known as the true father of philosophy.
The Symposium on Parmenides united the world's foremost Parmenidean scholars, with many participants having written one, if not several books on Parmenides. The proceedings volume therefore represents the most cutting-edge and in-depth scholarship on Parmenides available today, and will be a great and timely enrichment to the field of Presocratic Philosophy.
Nestor-Luis Cordero is Emeritus Professor at the University of Rennes I. He is the author of Les deux chemins de Parmenide and By Being, It Is: The Thesis of Parmenides (also available in Spanish as Siendo, se es: La tesis de Parmenides).