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Parmenides

[pahr-men-i-deez]
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noun
  1. flourished c450 b.c., Greek Eleatic philosopher.
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Related formsPar·me·nid·e·an [pahr-muh-nid-ee-uh n] /ˌpɑr məˈnɪd i ən/, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Here, is in the Parmenides, he means something not really different from generalization.

    Theaetetus

    Plato

  • To the passionate language of Parmenides, Plato replies in a strain equally passionate:—What!

    Sophist

    Plato

  • To the Parmenides, the Sophist stands in a less defined and more remote relation.

    Sophist

    Plato

  • In this respect the difference between them is like that between Xenophanes and Parmenides.

    Meno

    Plato

  • Like Parmenides, he is overpowered and intoxicated with the idea of Being or God.

    Meno

    Plato


British Dictionary definitions for parmenides

Parmenides

noun
  1. 5th century bc, Greek Eleatic philosopher, born in Italy. He held that the universe is single and unchanging and denied the existence of change and motion. His doctrines are expounded in his poem On Nature, of which only fragments are extant
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