Plato's Parmenides

[Revised entry by Samuel Rickless on July 30, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The Parmenides is, quite possibly, the most enigmatic of Plato's dialogues. The dialogue recounts an almost
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[Revised entry by Samuel Rickless on July 30, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The Parmenides is, quite possibly, the most enigmatic of Plato's dialogues. The dialogue recounts an almost certainly fictitious conversation between a venerable Parmenides (the Eleatic Monist) and a youthful Socrates, followed by a dizzying array of interconnected arguments presented by Parmenides to a young and compliant interlocutor named "Aristotle" (not the philosopher, but rather a man who became one of the Thirty Tyrants...

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