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Unformatted text preview: possible , but we could not explain how such a Being might come into being. God (if God exists) was not born . ii. Parmenides seems to assume that a thing can come into existence either (a) from being or (b) from not-being . He would rule out (a) on the grounds that a thing cant come into being from itself; he would rule out (b) on the grounds that nothing comes from nothing. But Parmenides has overlooked the possibility that a thing can come into existence from something else . This would be neither from itself, nor from nothing; since it would be from a different being, it would, in a way, be both from a being and from a not-being. It would come into existence from a different being, and from not having itself previously existed. [This is a possibility that Aristotle pursues.]...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PHI PHI2010 taught by Professor Jorgerigol during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
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