The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Parmenides by Plato:|
attribute of this or that or other, or be past, present, or future. Nor
can knowledge, or opinion, or perception, or expression, or name, or any
other thing that is, have any concern with it?
Then the one that is not has no condition of any kind?
Such appears to be the conclusion.
2.aa. Yet once more; if one is not, what becomes of the others? Let us
Yes; let us determine that.
The others must surely be; for if they, like the one, were not, we could
not be now speaking of them.