Literary Impulse
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Literary Impulse

The Parmenides Argument for BEING as ONE

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Parmenides as depicted in “The School of Athens” by Raphael, 1509–11

What follows is an introductory exposition, a summary/paraphrase of Parmenides’ poem ‘On Nature’. I have tried to paraphrase Parmenides’ argument for Being as One. Only the argument is my focus.

“To this One so many names will be assigned as many are the things that mortals proposed, believing…

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