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Gorgias

On Non-Being or On Nature

 

 

Gorgias of Leontini lived about 483-375 B.C. The following are a set of theses he defends in his work On Non-Being or On Nature.  

1. Nothing exists.

2. Even if something did exist, it would be incomprehensible to human beings.

3. Even if someone could comprehend what exists, it could not be explained or communicated to anyone else.


From: Drew A. Hyland, The Origins of Philosophy: From Myth to Meaning, (New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1973) p.324.

 

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