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Zeno of Elea

Zeno of Elea Quotes

Quotes by and about Zeno of Elea

(Continued from his main entry on the site.)

[Speaking of his famous paradoxes:]
Zeno: "Some try to mock Parmenides' assumption of stillness by arguing that it leads to absurd results. I pay them back in kind by demonstrating that their assumption of motion ... is even more absurd."

Zeno: "My writing is an answer to the many ... with a view to showing that their hypothesis of motion, if examined, leads to even more absurd results that the hypothesis [that motion is impossible]."

Aristotle: "He was the father of the dialectic."

Richard D. McKirahan: "Zeno was a master of arguments that reduced [everything] to absurdity."