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  • adj. Of or relating to Parmenides, an Ancient Greek philosopher born in Elea.


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  • The occasion of the meeting was the reading by Zeno of his treatise defending Parmenidean monism against those partisans of plurality who asserted that Parmenides 'supposition that there is a one gives rise to intolerable absurdities and contradictions.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Scientists seek to discover the unchanging principles beneath the changing world – Plato's Parmenidean realm – like the boiling point of Fe. -platolives

    Darwin or Design

  • However, it is not difficult to discern this move as already necessitated by the Parmenidean declaration.

    Perception of an absence where one misses something

  • The single Parmenidean existent is a continuum without parts, at once a continuum and an atom.

    Continuity and Infinitesimals

  • It is thus appropriate that Night should be the source of Parmenides 'revelation, for Parmenidean metaphysics is very much concerned with the principle of unity in the cosmos.


  • Whereas behind premise 1 lays the ancient Parmenidean contention that out of nothing nothing comes, no principle directly connects finitude with causation.

    Cosmological Argument

  • With so many readers of Plato accustomed to taking Socrates as his mouthpiece in the dialogues, it is not surprising that this passage has served as the foundation for the common view of Zeno as Parmenidean legatee and defender, by his own special means, of Eleatic orthodoxy.

    Zeno of Elea

  • For a nearly exhaustive and annotated listing of Parmenidean scholarship down to 1980, consult L. Paquet, M. Roussel, and Y. L.france, L.s Présocratiques: Bibliographie analytique


  • While abandoning the idea that Parmenidean monism was a specific reaction to the theories of any of his predecessors, these two works continue to depict his impact on later Presocratic systems as decisive.


  • What seems clear is that the early Pythagoreans conceived of nature as a structured system ordered by number (see the SEP entry on Pythagoras), and that such post-Parmenidean Pythagoreans as Philolaus

    Presocratic Philosophy


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