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  Parmenides [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Parmenides wrote after Heraclitus, and in conscious opposition to him, given the evident allusion to Hericlitus: "for whom it is and is not, the same and not the same, and all things travel in opposite directions" (fr.
In the Proem Parmenides describes his ascent to the home of the goddess who is supposed to speak the remainder of the verses; this is a reflexion of the conventional ascents into heaven which were almost as common as descents into hell in the apocalyptic literature of those days.
Parmenides goes on to consider in the light of this principle the consequences of saying that anything is. In the first place, it cannot have come into being.
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 Notes on the Eleatics (Parmenides, Zeno,Melissus)
In Parmenides, the narrator of the poem recounts a journey to the realm of a goddess, and this goddess discusses roads of inquiry and the opinions of mortals.
Parmenides wrote a poem in which a young man, the narrator of the poem, is transported to the realm of a thea, a female divinity.
Parmenides' goddess is concerned about what must be said and conceived, in the most general way, regarding what is. Zeno examines the consequences of supposing that there are multiple things (especially in space and time, but conceivably also in general).
www.gmu.edu /courses/phil/ancient/pzm3.htm   (5326 words)

  
 Parmenides
Parmenides, the son of Pyres, himself also of the Eleatic school, said that the first principle of all things is the infinite.
Parmenides, the Eleatic, son of Pyrrhes, was a companion of Xenophanes, and in his first book the doctrines agree with those of his master; for here that verse occurs: (V. 60), Universal, existing alone, immovable and without beginning.
Parmenides holds the opposite opinion; males are produced in the northern part, for this shares the greater density; and females in the southern part by reason of its rarefied state.
history.hanover.edu /texts/presoc/parmends.htm   (0 words)

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