Parmenides, The poem: On Nature [ Gr, En, Fr, It ]

Parmenides (Παρμενίδης/ περί φύσεως), Fragments free ebook

Texte grec H.Diels 1913,
Traduction anglaise Burnet 1892,
Traduction française Tannery 1887.

Traduction Italian  here

Parmenides Bibliography / συγκεντρωτική βιβλιογραφία για τον Παρμενίδη
Tempo e essere: Heidegger a confronto con il Parmenide e il Sofista (Paolo Vanin)

Parmenides of Elea  Greek: Παρμενίδης ὁ Ἐλεάτης; fl. early 5th century BCE) was an ancient Greek philosopher born in Elea, a Greek city on the southern coast of Italy. He was the founder of the Eleatic school of philosophy. The single known work of Parmenides is a poem, On Nature, which has survived only in fragmentary form. In this poem, Parmenides describes two views of reality. In “the way of truth” (a part of the poem), he explains how reality (coined as “what-is”) is one, change is impossible, and existence is timeless, uniform, necessary, and unchanging. In “the way of opinion,” he explains the world of appearances, in which one’s sensory faculties lead to conceptions which are false and deceitful. These ideas strongly influenced the whole of Western philosophy, perhaps most notably through its effect on Plato. free ebook