The authors claim that Xenophanes is a step along the road to Monotheism (there is only one divine entity). Why is this so? How does Xenophanes’ criticisms of traditional myths play a role in this turn?Based on your reading, how do you understand the notion of LOGOS in Heraclitus? How might Heraclitus’ concept of the LOGOS and criticisms of his fellow Greeks help along Xenophanes’ criticisms of everyday Greek theology?Choose one of the fragments below to interpret within your essay. “Donkeys would much prefer straw to gold” (Callicott et al 2018, 115). “This world-order, the same of all, no god nor man did make, but it ever was and is and will be: everliving fire, kindling in measures and going out in measures” (122).“A road up and down is one and the same” (122).“Into the same rivers we step and do not step” (123). “Nature loves to hide” (125).Based on what my co-authors and I relate in the beginning of this chapter, How do you perceive Socrates? How does Aristophanes portray Socrates’ philosophical project? Based on the portrayal, do you see Socrates as a successor to Xenophanes and Heraclitus? Why or why not?Source: CALLICOTT, VAN BUREN, BROWN, Ch3: Xenophanes and
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