Heribert Boeder, Parménides e a consolidação da filosofia
The aim of this essay is to demonstrate, by means of an analysis of Parmenides' poem, that one of the great strengths of Heribert Boeder's thought is his historical conception of the development of philosophical ideas. In each phase or epoch of this development, three kinds of reason arise (natural, mundane, conceptual), each of which in its own way contributes to the accomplishment of the central tasks of that epoch and thereby to the conclusion of that epoch; furthermore, each kind of reason arises as a figure composed of three rational positions that work together to complete a given task; lastly, each kind of reason has its own tradition within the history of philosophy, a tradition that extends from epoch to epoch and helps to unify that history. To grasp the historical movement of philosophy in this way is, in Boeder's terms, "to think logotectonically". The analysis Parmenides' thought here shows how it inheres in the history of philosophy and what is to be gained by thinking his thought logotectonically.