- Acted: 5th Century BC
- Lived: 515-450 BC
- School: Eleatic
- Main Interests: Metaphysics, Epistemology
- Influences: Miletians, Pythagoras, Heraclitus, Xenophanes
- Location: Elea
Aging happens because the heat of the body is not sufficient.
Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: ΡΙΕ, 29
Ιt's the same thing that can be thought and that can be.
Περί φύσεως ΙΙΙ
One needs to learn all things, as well the unshakeable heart of insightful truth as the opinions of mortals that is not sure credibility.
Περί φύσεως Ι
Do not let habit, born from experience, force you along this path, directing the aimless eye and echoing ear and tongue. Judge instead, by reason the much-contested proof.
Περί φύσεως VII
Mortals have settled in their minds to speak of two ways, one of which they should have left out, and that is where they diverge from the truth.
Περί φύσεως VIII
Parmenides was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher that is considered the founder of ontology or metaphysics and has influenced the whole history of Western philosophy. Parmenides was the founder of the Eleatic school of philosophy. The only known work by Parmenides is a poem whose original title is often referred to as "On Nature" that contains the first sustained argument in the history of Western philosophy.