For the Honorary Eleatic

You make your way through the temple, eventually reaching an office that you decide is your destination. Inside, an old man is busy sorting through a box of things. The room is fairly large and cluttered; clearly, whatever the man is working on is not quite ready for public viewing. All the same, you walk around in the hopes of discovering something interesting.

After a short while, the man notices you and walks over to introduce himself...

Hello and welcome to the most insightful and relevant exhibit in this temple! At least, I hope it will be once it is completed. My boasting is just an attempt at humour, you'll have to forgive me. Although, perhaps by aiming for greatness I can ensure that something notable is achieved.

Anyway, as you can see the place is a bit of a mess. I was invited to help the temple set up an exhibit on necessity and motion, mostly because of my interest in Diodorus Cronus. He knew the truth of such matters and was himself an Eleatic philosopher. Sadly, he has been largely forgotten and robbed of his proper standing. I will rectify that situation.

Soon there will be displays detailing his life and works. Over there we will have a piece dedicated to the Master Argument and Diodorus' understanding that whatever is possible is necessary. On the other side, there will be an exhibit detailing his thoughts on motion and change, in particular his adoption of Zeno's approach to the subject. Finally, there will be a small shrine in honour of his life, detailing who he was and how his ideas may be weaved into the whole of Eleatic philosophy. Diodorus is crucial to our understanding of life and determinacy.

Of course, it's not yet ready for public viewing. I have also prepared something special for tomorrow's events, but that will have to remain a surprise. However, seeing as you are here, I am happy to speak with you further about these topics. I can also direct you to the team that studies consciousness and plays around with Zeno's works, or give you directions back to the general exhibit on Change.

You consider what the man has said, before...

Choices:

  1. Ask about motion and change...
  2. Ask about the Master Argument and necessity...
  3. Visit a nearby office where another member of the team is working...
  4. Thank the professor for his time and move on to the general exhibit...