Parmenides

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In existographies, Parmenides (2465-2405 BE) (510-450 BCM) (IQ:180|#128) (ID:2.58|#70) (RGM:330|1,350+) (PR:481|65AE / philosopher:42) (Becker 139:38|8L) (Stokes 100:5) (GPhE:7) (ACR:11) (CR:126) (LH:14) (TL:140|#78) was a Greek philosopher, noted for []

Overview

An artistic image of Parmenides "no void" and "unbegotten being" logic, namely the view that if "being" is indestructible, then being cannot go into the void, upon "death", and hence void does not exist, or something to this effect.

In c.485BC, Parmenides, in his On Nature, amid his debates with Heraclitus and his "flux, fire, and change philosophy", argued that "being" was unbegotten and indestructible, and therefore a "void" (or vacuum) did not not exist.

In c.460BC, Leucippus, in reaction or opposition to Parmenides no void hypothesis, invented "atomic theory", which postulated that everything in the universe is either atoms or voids.

In 350BC, Aristotle renamed Parmenides unbegotten being and no void logic, into the "nature abhors a vacuum" idiom.

In mid 17th century, via the experiments of Galileo (c.1632), Torricelli (1644), and Guericke (c.1645), Parmenides "no void" logic was finally disproved.

Quotes

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The following are quotes:

Being is unbegotten, indestructible, whole, eternally one, immovable and infinite. With it there is no was nor shall be; the whole is forever now, one and continuous.”
— Parmenides (c.460BC), Publication; cited by Henry Bray in The Living Universe (pg. 251) [1]

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References

  1. Bray, Henry. (1910). The Living Universe (pg. 251). Truro, 1920.

Videos

  • Anon. (2012). “Introduction to Parmenides” (YT), Academy of Ideas, Dec 17.

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