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About the True Beginning of Thought

Ion MILITARU
1st Degree Scientific Researcher, PhD., “C.S. Nicolăescu-Plopşor” Institute for Research in Social Studies and Humanities from Craiova, of the Romanian Academy;
E-mail: militaruion_l@yahoo.com

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.59277/CSNPISSH.2023.17

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Published on December 3, 2023

Abstract
In Greek philosophy, Parmenides was sure of his destination: he knew where he had to go, but he didn’t know where he had to start. A brief review of how philosophy began is enough to show extreme heterogeneity. The multitude of starting points made philosophy highly suspicious of itself. Even when a physicist of the stature of Archimedes signaled the impossibility of finding a safe starting point, the situation of philosophy did not improve. All the more so since, through the suture with poetry (Alain Badiou), philosophy took note of a mythological manner in which such a starting point offered its services.

Keywords
point, safety, method, inspiration, philosophy

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