Parmenides of Elea

Parmenides of Elea (c. 515 – 450 BC) was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher from Elea. He was the founder of the Eleatic school of philosophy.

For him and his pupils, the phenomena of movement and change are simply appearances of a changeless, eternal reality. This interpretation could settle because of various wrong translations of the fragments.

Reality is one ‘thing’ (Monism) It never moves or changes. It has and will remain the same for eternity.

Reality is one ‘thing’ (Monism) It never moves or changes. It has and will remain the same for eternity. “It needs must be that what can be thought and spoken of is; for it is possible for it to be, and it is not possible for, what is nothing to be. ” It is impossible to form a concept of “nothingness” or non being.

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