Primer on Parmenides

Shawn Daniels is a Ph.D. of classical studies and contributing guest writer for CelebrityTypes. As always with guest writers on the site, Daniels’ piece represents his own insights and assessments and not necessarily those of the site. 

By Shawn Daniels, Ph.D.

Parmenides was born in the colony of Elea, a coastal town in the southwest of Italy. A part of Magna Graecia (the string of Greek-speaking colonies scattered throughout the south of Italy prior to Rome’s ascendance), Elea was destined to spawn its own school of Pre-Socratic philosophy: The Eleatics, of whom Parmenides was the first and founding member. ...

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