Xenophanes

[Revised entry by James Lesher on February 21, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Xenophanes of Colophon was a philosophically-minded poet who lived in various parts of the ancient Greek
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[Revised entry by James Lesher on February 21, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Xenophanes of Colophon was a philosophically-minded poet who lived in various parts of the ancient Greek world during the late 6th and early 5th centuries BCE He is best remembered for a novel critique of anthropomorphism in religion, a partial advance toward monotheism, and some pioneering reflections on the conditions of knowledge. Many later writers, perhaps influenced by...

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