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Frag. B 3, quoted by Plotinus, Enneads V, i.8
Parmenides
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Frag. B 5, quoted by Proclus, Commentary on the Parmenides, 708
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Bio: Parmenides of Elea was an ancient Greek philosopher born in Elea, a Greek city on the southern coast of Italy. He was the founder of the Eleatic school of philosophy. The single known work of Parmenides is a poem, On Nature, which has survived only in fragmentary form. In this poem, Parmenides describes two views of reality.

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