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Parmenides of Elea (/pɑːrˈmɛndz əv ˈɛliə/; Greek: Παρμενίδης ὁ Ἐλεάτης; fl. late saxt or early fift century BCE) wis a pre-Socratic Greek filosofer frae Elea in Magna Graecia (Greater Greece, includit Soothren Italy).

Born c. 515 BCE
Elea, Magna Graecia
Died c. 460 BCE
Era Pre-Socratic filosofie
Region Wastren Filosofie
Schuil Eleatic schuil
Main interests
Metapheesics, Ontology
Notable ideas
"Thocht an bein are the same"[1]
The truth–appearance distinction


  1. DK fragment B 6: "χρὴ τὸ λέγειν τε νοεῖν τ᾿ ἐὸν ἔμμεναι"; cf. DK B 3 "τὸ γὰρ αὐτὸ νοεῖν ἐστίν τε καὶ εἶναι [It is the same thing that can be thought and that can be]."