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JUST/CLAS/RELG 3022 and PHIL 3729: Searching for God: Week 3: The Eleatic School

Ancient Greeks, Jews, and Christians

Topic for the week

Topic: The Eleatic School: Xenophanes, Parmenides, and Zeno

Primary Source: Parmenides

The Fragments of Parmenides; The fragments of Xenophanes (read fragments 1-16); The primary texts of Zeno’s paradoxes are quoted in Hugget’s article linked in the secondary sources on this page.

Secondary Sources: Parmenides

Skim the following readings:


Encyclopædia Britannica Portrait bust of Parmenides.

Optional Readings: Parmenides