Parmenides Further Reading

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Barnes, Jonathan. "Parmenides and the Objects of Inquiry." In The Presocratic Philosophers, pp. 155-75. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1979.

Philological study, original translation, and logical formulations of Parmenides's arguments.

Burnet, John. "Parmenides of Elea." In Early Greek Philosophy, pp. 169-96. New York: Meridian, 1957.

Original translation of Parmenides's poem and consideration of the work's meaning and importance.

Furth, Montgomery. "Elements of Eleatic Ontology." In The Pre-Socratics, pp. 241-70. Garden City: Anchor Books, 1974.

Examination of what "being" means in Parmenides's poem, a work Furth sees as eleactic.

Guthrie, W. K. C. "Parmenides." In A History of Greek Philosophy, pp. 1-79. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1965.

Original translation and explication of Parmenides's poem and discussion of alternative interpretations.

Long, A. A. "The Principles of Parmenides' Cosmogony." In Studies in Presocratic Philosophy, pp. 82-101. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1975.

Examination of the controversial lines in Parmenides's work pertaining to mortal beliefs.

Stokes, Michael C. "Parmenides and Melissus." In One and Many in Presocratic Philosophy, pp. 109-52. Washington: Center for Hellenic Studies, 1971.

Rejection of the idea that Heraclitus directly influenced or is referred to in Parmenides's poem; consideration of controversies of word and line placement; and an analysis of Parmenides's argument.

Tarán, Leonardo. Parmenides. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1965, 314 p.

Comprehensive study of Parmenides includes line-by-line analysis of his poem and an original translation.