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Xenophanes

[zuh-nof-uh-neez]
noun
  1. c570–c480 b.c., Greek philosopher and poet.
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Related formsXe·noph·a·ne·an, adjective
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Historical Examples of xenophanes

  • Then the pendulum swung to the other side, from rest to motion, from Xenophanes to Heracleitus.

    Sophist

    Plato

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

    Meno

    Plato

  • What Xenophanes says may at once be taken as the conviction of a Mystic.

  • It is possible that we should read Xenophanes, who, according to Diog.

  • The starting-point of philosophy for Xenophanes was found in theology.


British Dictionary definitions for xenophanes

Xenophanes

noun
  1. ?570–?480 bc, Greek philosopher and poet, noted for his monotheism and regarded as a founder of the Eleatic school
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