A Companion to Persius and Juvenal (Blackwell Companions to

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On the Democritean picture, everything is ultimately a modification of atoms in the void. What seems to come to be is, in reality, a new configuration of atoms, one which is a temporary arrangement or modification of them, but which is as such transitory, and, in a certain way, illusory. This last point was not lost on Democritus himself. 35 In this way, at least, he sounds practically Parmenidean. Bastard judgment belongs to sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. The judgments of reason, which concern atoms and the void, are in principle impervious to the claims of the senses.

Moreover, when we offer such a restriction, we incur an obligation to offer a principled reason to endorse it. This reason will, clearly enough, need to show why we are justified in thinking that relativism should be rejected as a general doctrine, even while it is reserved in some fields of inquiry. As we have already seen, appeals to the bare fact of moral disagreement will not suffice. So, those who wish to press this restriction owe the world an argument. 7 Challenges from the Presocratics and Sophists Protagoras and the other Sophists leave a challenge to those who follow them.

DK 11 A 2” refers to the second fragment in Chapter 11, in the A section. It is thus an ascription rather than a direct quotation. The number in the brackets “[13]” corresponds to an entry in the Suggestions for Further Reading at the end of this volume. Students will find an excellent comprehensive presentation of the fragments of the Presocratics in Greek with English translations in [15]; a clear exposition of their main contributions is to be found in [16]. 3 DK 11 A 10. 4 Philosophers distinguish two forms of knowledge: the a priori and the a posteriori.

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