Eleatic

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Eleatic Of or pertaining to a certain school of Greek philosophers who taught that the only certain science is that which owes nothing to the senses, and all to the reason.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Eleatic Of or pertaining to Elea (Latin Velia), an ancient Greek town in southern Italy or Magna Græcia; specifically, an epithet given to a school of Greek philosophy founded by Xenophanes of Colophon, who resided in Elea. The most distinguished philosophers of this school were Parmenides and Zeno. The main Eleatic doctrines are developments of the conception that the One, or Absolute, alone is real.
    • n Eleatic An inhabitant of Elea.
    • n Eleatic An adherent of the Eleatic philosophy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Eleatic el-e-at′ik noting a school of philosophers, specially connected with Elea, a Greek city of Lower Italy, and including Zenophanes, Parmenides, and Zeno
    • n Eleatic one belonging to this school
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. eleaticus, from Elea,or Velia,) in Italy

Usage

In literature:

God and the world are mere names, like the Being of the Eleatics, unless some human qualities are added on to them.
"Timaeus" by Plato
Here a step is made beyond the limits of the Eleatic philosophy.
"Meno" by Plato
The Eleatic Parmenides had stumbled upon the modern thesis, that 'thought and being are the same.
"Phaedo" by Plato
From the Platonic Ideas we naturally proceed to the Eleatic One or Being which is the foundation of them.
"Parmenides" by Plato
His simple and noble thoughts, like those of the great Eleatic, soon degenerated into a mere strife of words.
"Theaetetus" by Plato
The effect of the paradoxes of Zeno extended far beyond the Eleatic circle.
"Sophist" by Plato
The Eleatic Conception of Being 309 Sect.
"The Approach to Philosophy" by Ralph Barton Perry
Such, indeed, was the sentence passed by the philosophers of the Eleatic school.
"Creative Evolution" by Henri Bergson
The former constituted the field of Pythagorean the latter of Eleatic contemplation.
"Christianity and Greek Philosophy" by Benjamin Franklin Cocker
Upon the whole, the Eleatic philosophy is one relating to knowledge and being, which considered thought primarily as dependent upon being.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
His system was a mixture of the Eleatic and Socratic, the ethical preponderating in his doctrine.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
The deity of Spinoza and the Eleatics is a mere substance, not a cause in any sense.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
The reputed founder of the Eleatic School was Xenophanes.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
Melissus of Samos, an Eleatic, i.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
In these main contentions the Eleatic school achieved a real advance, and paved the way to the modern conception of metaphysics.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 2" by Various
It is the solution of the riddle of the ancient Eleatic philosophy: How can the one be contained in the many, and the many in one?
"The Positive Outcome of Philosophy" by Joseph Dietzgen
We have thus (with the Eleates) the first appearance of Ontology, the science of Being or Ens, in Grecian philosophy.
"Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, 3rd ed. Volume I (of 4)" by George Grote
This is the Eleatic dogma.
"Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, 3rd ed. Volume III (of 4)" by George Grote
The Eleatics press the conception of homogeneity until it is reduced to identity.
"Studies in Logical Theory" by John Dewey
While the philosophizing of Zeno is the completion of the Eleatic principle, so is it at the same time the beginning of its dissolution.
"A History of Philosophy in Epitome" by Albert Schwegler
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In science:

Therefore it seems that refuting Zeno is eternal and unchanging affair in complete accord with the Eleatic philosophy.
Zeno meets modern science
Interestingly the foundation of the Eleatic philosophical school was preceded by turbulent events in drastic contrast with its teaching of the unique, eternal, and unchanging universe .
Zeno meets modern science
We can just wonder about psychological influence of these events on the Eleatic school’s belief in permanent and unalterable universe.
Zeno meets modern science
Zeno was a disciple of Parmenides, the most illustrious representative of the Eleatic philosophy.
Zeno meets modern science
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