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Parmenides

[pahr-men-i-deez] /pɑrˈmɛn ɪˌdiz/
noun
1.
flourished c450 b.c, Greek Eleatic philosopher.
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Parmenidean
[pahr-muh-nid-ee-uh n] /ˌpɑr məˈnɪd i ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • 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
  • The conclusion at which we must arrive is that the Parmenides is not a refutation of the Eleatic philosophy.

    Parmenides Plato
  • He felt no incongruity in the veteran Parmenides correcting the youthful Socrates.

    Parmenides Plato
  • First of all, Parmenides tries him by the test of consistency.

    Parmenides Plato
  • Parmenides rebukes this want of consistency in Socrates, which he attributes to his youth.

    Parmenides Plato
  • The other criticism of Parmenides on Socrates attributes to him a want of practice in dialectic.

    Parmenides Plato
British Dictionary definitions for Parmenides

Parmenides

/pɑːˈmɛnɪˌdiːz/
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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