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  • noun Plural form of Eleatic.


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  • The head of the Italian school, known as Eleatics, was Xenophanes (born

    Ten Great Religions An Essay in Comparative Theology

  • Alternatively, if one interprets Pyrrho along metaphysical lines, one may be inclined to look to Plato and the Eleatics as possible influences.


  • Parmenides had argued that there were strict metaphysical requirements on any object of knowledge; the later Eleatics, Zeno of Elea (born ca. 490) and Melissus of Samos ( 440), extended and explored the consequences of his arguments.

    Presocratic Philosophy

  • But this ever-growing idea of mind is really irreconcilable with the abstract Pantheism of the Eleatics.

    The Sophist

  • There were the Eleatics in our part of the world, saying that all things are one; whose doctrine begins with Xenophanes, and is even older.

    The Sophist

  • Eleatics, as there have been in later ages born Aristotelians or


  • God and the world are mere names, like the Being of the Eleatics, unless some human qualities are added on to them.


  • To the Cynics and Antisthenes is commonly attributed, on the authority of Aristotle, the denial of predication, while the Megarians are said to have been Nominalists, asserting the One Good under many names to be the true Being of Zeno and the Eleatics, and, like

    The Sophist

  • Unlike the Eleatics, who relegated the world to the sphere of not-being, he admits creation to have an existence which is real and even eternal, although dependent on the will of the creator.


  • Again, the Eleatics may be regarded as developing in one direction into the Megarian school, in the other into the Atomists, but there is no necessary connexion between them.

    The Sophist


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