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Zeno of Elea

https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/zeno-elea/

[Revised entry by John Palmer on April 8, 2021.
Changes to: Bibliography]
Zeno of Elea, 5th c. B.C.E. thinker, is known exclusively for propounding a number of ingenious paradoxes. The most famous of these purport to show that motion is impossible by bringing to light apparent or latent contradictions in ordinary assumptions regarding its occurrence. Zeno also argued against the commonsense assumption that there are many things by showing in various ways how it, too, leads to contradiction. We may never know just what led Zeno to...
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