of or relating to Elea.
noting or pertaining to a school of philosophy, founded by Parmenides, that investigated the phenomenal world, especially with reference to the phenomena of change.
a philosopher of the Eleatic school.
- El·e·at·i·cism, noun
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How to use Eleatic in a sentence
If we turn to the Sophistês, we shall find this same question discussed by the Eleatic Stranger who conducts the debate.
Such is the concluding declaration of the accomplished Eleatic expositor, to Sokrates and the other auditors.
The Eleatic Parmenides had stumbled upon the modern thesis, that 'thought and being are the same.'Phaedo | Plato
It is the solution of the riddle of the ancient Eleatic philosophy: How can the one be contained in the many, and the many in one?The Positive Outcome of Philosophy | Joseph Dietzgen
Again, we should probably go back for the true explanation to the influence which the Eleatic philosophy exercised over him.Sophist | Plato
British Dictionary definitions for Eleatic
denoting or relating to a school of philosophy founded in Elea in Greece in the 6th century bc by Xenophanes, Parmenides, and Zeno. It held that one pure immutable Being is the only object of knowledge and that information obtained by the senses is illusory
a follower of this school
- Eleaticism (ˌɛlɪˈætɪˌsɪzəm), noun
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