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Summary The Eleatic School, so named from the city of Elea in Southern Italy where Parmenides lived, includes Parmenides and his pupil Zeno of Elea. Melissus of Samos is also generally listed as the third member of this School of thought.The key doctrines traditionally attributed to the Eleatic philosophers include monism (there is only one thing), stability (nothing moves), changelessness, and the denigration of the senses in favour of the proofs of reason and argument.  Most scholarly work focuses on the individual philosophers separately, rather than the Eleatic school as a whole, but there is some discussion of whether Zeno is writing in support of Parmenides and how far to believe Plato's account of the rationale behind Zeno's negative arguments. Some discussions of Melissus also consider whether he is arguing for the same position as Parmenides.
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  1. Parmenides’ First Attack on the Forms.Pieter D’Hoine - 2021 - History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis 24 (1):103-121.
    This paper provides a case study for the use of syllogistic reconstructions in the commentaries on Plato by the fifth-century commentator Proclus. The paper discusses Proclus’ reconstruction of the argument about the range of the Forms in Plato’s Parmenides. In his commentary on this dialogue, Proclus reports a syllogistic reconstruction of the argument proposed by some of his predecessors. In this reconstruction, the argument as a whole is interpreted as a straightforward attack on the existence of Forms, while the different (...)
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  2. Aristotle and the Eleatic One.John Palmer - 2021 - Philosophical Review 130 (3):451-454.
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  3. Rethinking Deduction Five of Plato’s Parmenides.Thomas Tuozzo - 2021 - Plato Journal 22.
    The fifth “deduction” in Plato’s Parmenides concerns the consequences that follow for a one from the hypothesis that it is not. I argue that the subject of this hypothesis is, effectively, any Form, considered just insofar as it is one Form. The hypothesis, I further argue, does not concern any essential aspect of a Form, but rather posits its contingent non-instantation. The motion this deduction attributes to its one is a special type of motion: motion into and out of instantiation.
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  4. Parmenides' Insight and the Possibility of Logic.Michael Della Rocca - forthcoming - European Journal of Philosophy.
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  5. Parmenides’s Love of Honor and Lessons About How (Not) to Do Philosophy From Plato’s Parmenides.Marta Heckel - 2021 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 26 (1):47-68.
    In this paper, I show that the Parmenides provides important insight into how to properly engage in philosophical discussion—or, more accurately, how not to engage in it. From references to age, love-of-winning and love-of-honor, and a paral­lel to the Phaedo, I show that Parmenides is ruled by the spirited part of his soul in a way that compromises his ability to philosophize, and that the Parmenides is a warning about doing philosophy from a love of honor. Ideally, we should do (...)
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  6. One One, or the Unity of Being in Plato’s Parmenides.Andrew Haas - 2021 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 26 (1):69-87.
    Being can no longer be thought, for Plato, in accordance with Parmenides’ either/or; rather, it is both/and, both present in and absent from things, which is how they can come-to-presence and go-out-into-absence. But as the Parmenides demonstrates, Greek grammar hints at a fundamental ontological truth: the expression, “one one,” ἓν ἕν, shows that being can be implied, neither present nor absent—for being is an implication. But then participating must be rethought in terms of implying: being is implied in everything that (...)
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  7. 'Is the World One?' A New Interpretation of Plato's Parmenides.Luc Brisson - 2002 - In David Sedley (ed.), Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy Volume Xxii: Summer 2002. Oxford University Press.
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  8. Melissus and Eleatic Monism, by Benjamin Harriman.John E. Sisko - 2020 - Ancient Philosophy 40 (2):476-481.
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  9. Ommentarium in Parmenidem. [REVIEW]D. A. Rees - 1955 - The Classical Review 5 (1):66-68.
  10. William F. Lynch: An Approach to the Metaphysics of Plato Through the Parmenides. Pp. Xiii+255. Georgetown: Georgetown University Press, 1959. Cloth, $6.00. [REVIEW]G. B. Kerferd - 1963 - The Classical Review 13 (3):341-342.
  11. The Unity of the Platonic Dialogue. The Cratylus. The Protagoras. The Parmenides. Par Rudolph H. Weingartner. New York-Indianopolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company , 1973. Pp. X, 205. Paper $2.95, Cloth $7.50. [REVIEW]Yvon Lafrance - 1974 - Dialogue 13 (3):611-612.
  12. G. R. Morrow, J. M. Dillon: Proclus' Commentary on Plato's Parmenides . Pp. Xlvi + 616. Princeton University Press, 1987. £52.20. [REVIEW]H. J. Blumenthal - 1988 - The Classical Review 38 (2):407-408.
  13. K. R. Popper: The World of Parmenides. Essays on the Presocratic Enlightenment . Pp. X + 328. London and New York: Routledge, 1998. Cased, £30. ISBN: 0-415-17301-9. [REVIEW]M. B. Trapp - 2000 - The Classical Review 50 (1):327-327.
  14. Socrates and Zeno: Plato, Parmenides 129.David Evans - 1994 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 2 (2):243-255.
  15. Karl Bormann, "Parmenides: Untersuchungen Zu den Fragmenten". [REVIEW]Felix M. Cleve - 1973 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 11 (3):394.
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  16. "Parmenides, Plato, and the Semantics of Not-Being", by Francis Jeffry Pelletier. [REVIEW]James Wm Forrester - 1994 - Ancient Philosophy 14 (1):157.
  17. The Significance of "Kata Pant Ate" [Greek] in Parmenides Fr. 1.3.J. Lesher - 1994 - Ancient Philosophy 14 (1):1.
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  18. Studies in Presocratic Philosophy: The Eleatics and Pluralists.David J. Furley & Reginald E. Allen (eds.) - 1970 - New York: Humanities Press.
  19. Zeno of Elea a Text, with Translation and Notes.H. D. P. Lee - 1936 - [Cambridge] University Press.
    Originally published in 1936, this book presents the ancient Greek text of the paraphrases and quotations of Zeno's philosophical arguments, together with a facing-page English translation and editorial commentary. Detailed notes are incorporated throughout and a bibliography is also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Zeno and ancient philosophy.
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  20. The "KOYROS" [Greek] Motif in Parmenides: B 1.24.Matthew R. Cosgrove - 1974 - Phronesis 19:81.
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  21. The Fragments of Parmenides: A Critical Text with Introduction and Translation, the Ancient Testimonia and a Commentary.A. H. Coxon - 1986 - Phronesis 31:(1986).
  22. Aristotle Confronts the Eleatics: Two Arguments on 'The One'.Daniel E. Gershenson & Daniel A. Greenberg - 1962 - Phronesis 7:137.
  23. The Fragments of Parmenides.A. H. Coxon - 1987 - Phronesis 32 (3):349-359.
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  24. Melissus of Samos in a New Light: Aristotle's Physics 186a10-16.D. E. Gershenson - 1961 - Phronesis 6:1.
  25. On the Parmenides of Plato 1.Chung-Hwan Chen - 1944 - Classical Quarterly 38 (3-4):101-114.
    Every student of Plato will be inclined to admit that, among his dialogues, the Parmenides is one of the hardest to understand. The attempt to elucidate it has continued since ancient times, but even to-day we still lack a definitive interpretation. The first part of the dialogue is relatively simple; it is with the second that the great difficulty begins. Two questions are raised: firstly, how this part is to be understood, and, secondly, how it is related to the first (...)
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  26. The Parmenides and the ‘Third Man’.R. S. Bluck - 1956 - Classical Quarterly 6 (1-2):29-37.
    In a recent article in the Philosophical Review Professor Gregory Vlastos has given an acute analysis of the ‘Third Man’ Argument as it appears in the Parmenides for which all Platonic scholars will be grateful. In view of the importance of the article and the interest that it has aroused, I should like to offer one or two criticisms of his conclusions.
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  27. Parmenides and Plato's Parmenides.J. M. Rist - 1970 - Classical Quarterly 20 (2):221-229.
    In two of his dialogues especially, the Sophist and the Parmenides, Plato concerns himself at length with problems presented by the Eleatics. Despite difficulties in the interpretation of individual passages, the Sophist has in general proved the less difficult to understand, and since some of the problems at issue in the two works indicate the same or similar preoccupations in Plato's mind, it is worth considering how far an interpretation of the ‘easier’ dialogue can be used to forward an interpretation (...)
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  28. Plato's Parmenides: Some Suggestions for its Interpretation 1.Arthur L. Peck - 1953 - Classical Quarterly 3 (3-4):126-150.
    In modern work on the Parmenides it is commonly supposed that in the First Part of the dialogue Plato's main concern is criticism of his own doctrine of Forms, or of some formulations of that doctrine, and that the criticisms have some sort of validity and are in some degree ‘damaging’ to the doctrine. It is thus often assumed that Plato's purpose is to make the reader ask himself, ‘Where is Plato wrong? Where is his doctrine of Forms, or his (...)
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  29. Parmenides and the History of Dialectic: Three Essays. By Scott Austin: Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Robin Waterfield - 2009 - Heythrop Journal 50 (4):698-698.
  30. A Vindication Of Melissus? [REVIEW]G. B. Kerferd - 1975 - The Classical Review 25 (2):186-187.
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  31. Zeno and Continuity.Leigh Van Valen - 1968 - Mind 77:429.
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  32. Tránsito Del Mythos Al Logos: Hesíodo—Heraclito—Parménides. [REVIEW]G. B. Kerferd - 1972 - The Classical Review 22 (1):117-118.
  33. Plato, Parmenides, Theaitetos, Sophist, Statesman. Translated with an Introduction by John Warrington. (Everyman's Library.) Pp. Xii+294. London: Dent, 1961. Cloth, 11s. 6d. Net. [REVIEW]R. S. Bluck - 1962 - The Classical Review 12 (3):306-307.
  34. Parmenides, Plato, and the Semantics of Not-Being. [REVIEW]F. C. White - 1992 - The Classical Review 42 (1):207-208.
  35. Parmenide: Il Metodo la Scienza L'Esperienza. [REVIEW]M. R. Wright - 1980 - The Classical Review 30 (1):147-148.
  36. Hesiod and Parmenides. [REVIEW]M. R. Wright - 1980 - The Classical Review 30 (1):46-47.
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  37. Parmenides, Fragment 63.Michael C. Stokes - 1960 - The Classical Review 10 (3):193-194.
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  38. The Unity of the Platonic Dialogue: The Cratylus, the Protagoras, the Parmenides. [REVIEW]I. M. Crombie - 1976 - The Classical Review 26 (1):132-133.
  39. Zum Ursprung der Analogie Bei Parmenides Und Heraklit. [REVIEW]G. B. Kerferd - 1966 - The Classical Review 16 (1):123-124.
  40. Plato: Parmenides and Phaedrus. [REVIEW]I. G. Kidd - 1970 - The Classical Review 20 (3):312-313.
  41. Gegenwart Und Evidenz Bei Parmenides. [REVIEW]P. M. Huby - 1973 - The Classical Review 23 (1):84-84.
  42. From Parmenides to Democritus. [REVIEW]G. B. Kerferd - 1966 - The Classical Review 16 (3):365-368.
  43. Predication and the Parmenides. [REVIEW]J. D. G. Evans - 1992 - The Classical Review 42 (2):332-334.
  44. Parmenides Through His Fragments. [REVIEW]G. B. Kerferd - 1973 - The Classical Review 23 (2):129-131.
  45. Platons Dialektische Ideenlehre Nach Dem Zweiten Teil des ‘Parmenides’. [REVIEW]G. B. Kerferd - 1953 - The Classical Review 3 (3-4):196-197.
  46. The Proem of Parmenides’ Poem.Herbert Granger - 2008 - Ancient Philosophy 28 (1):1-20.
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  47. Parmenides B8.38 and Cornford’s Fragment.Richard D. Mckirahan - 2010 - Ancient Philosophy 30 (1):1-14.
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  48. Erotic Desire and Courage in Plato’s Parmenides.Jill Gordon - 2010 - Ancient Philosophy 30 (2):261-287.
  49. The Language Game in Plato’s Parmenides.Sandra Peterson - 2000 - Ancient Philosophy 20 (1):19-51.
  50. Plato’s Response to the Third Man Argument in the Paradoxical Exercise of the Parmenides.Bryan Frances - 1996 - Ancient Philosophy 16 (1):47-64.
    An analysis of the Third Man Argument, especially in light of Constance Meinwald's book Plato's Parmenides. I argue that her solution to the TMA fails. Then I present my own theory as to what Plato's solution was.
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