Richard D. McKirahan, Jr. (essay date 1994)
SOURCE: Richard D. McKirahan, Jr., "Parmenides and Elea," in Philosophy before Socrates: An Introduction with Texts and Commentary, Hackett Publishing Company, Inc., 1994, pp. 151-78.
[In the following excerpt, McKirahan clarifies some of the more difficult passages in Parmenides 's work and answers objections to the poem.]
Significance and Life
Parmenides' philosophy marks a turning point in the history of thought. Neither his style of argument nor his...
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