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  • Greek philosopher and a founder of the Eleatic tradition.

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  • proper noun An Ancient Greek philosopher born in Elea, in southern Italy. Founder of the Eleatic school of philosophy.

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  • noun a presocratic Greek philosopher born in Italy; held the metaphysical view that being is the basic substance and ultimate reality of which all things are composed; said that motion and change are sensory illusions (5th century BC)

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek Παρμενίδης (Parmenidēs).

Examples

  • On the one hand, they cannot plausibly maintain that the cosmology is what their overall interpretation would lead one to expect, namely Parmenides 'own effort at developing a cosmology in accordance with his own strictures upon what the principles of such an account must be like.

    Parmenides

  • There is no reason to doubt this story, but it gives us no more reason to call Parmenides a Pythagorean than to call Plato a Socratic or Aristotle a Platonist.

    Pythagoreanism

  • Mathematics has introduced, entirely from its own spontaneity, and under various names, several versions of completeness, any of which is remi - niscent of the notion of Parmenides, and, on the whole, finiteness is not implied automatically.

    INFINITY

  • For example, to speak of Parmenides as a pre-Socratic or as pre-Platonic can be a value judgement as well as a chronological judgement. or we account Plato the greatest thinker in the West because his thinking has exercised the greatest influence upon western thought.

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  • For example, to speak of Parmenides as a pre-Socratic or as pre-Platonic can be a value judgement as well as a chronological judgement. or we account Plato the greatest thinker in the West because his thinking has exercised the greatest influence upon western thought.

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  • The most fundamental difficulty in a concept of reality such as Parmenides advanced is the implied if not explicit denial to the perceived world of any status in reality.

    APPEARANCE AND REALITY

  • "Parmenides," says one, "had stumbled upon [38] the modern thesis that thought and being are the same."

    Plato and Platonism

  • The Greek debate over the continuous and the discrete seems to have been ignited by the efforts of Eleatic philosophers such as Parmenides (c.

    Continuity and Infinitesimals

  • [Footnote A: For instance, in Plato's "Parmenides," where it is shown that the ideas are not in the mind.

    The Life of Reason

  • "Parmenides," says Hinton, "and the Asiatic thinkers with whom he is in close affinity, propound a theory of existence which is in close accord with a conception of a possible relation between a higher and

    Four-Dimensional Vistas

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