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What is Parmenides’ general view? Present one of his arguments for that thesis.

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Parmenides had a theory of existence that was based upon the notion that all things that exist "are" and all things that do not exist "are not." For Parmenides, "are not" makes no sense. Therefore, all things that exist "are." That is to say, all things "are," a present tense form of the verb. If they "are" (rather than were, are becoming, or will be), then they always are. Parmenides believed that since all things "always are," then all things are actually...

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