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Pages (PDF): 118
Publication Date: Originally written in 370 BC, this is a translation by Benjamin Jowett
Parmenides is widely considered to be one of the more, if not the most, challenging and enigmatic of Plato's dialogues. It purports to be an account of a meeting between the two great philosophers of the Eleatic school, Parmenides and Zeno of Elea, and a young Socrates. The occasion of the meeting was the reading by Zeno of his treatise defending Parmenidean monism against those partisans of plurality who asserted that Parmenides' supposition that there is a one gives rise to intolerable absurdities and contradictions.