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Parmenides of Elea (fl. 500 B.C.) was an Ancient Greek philosopher and an early logician of sorts, with some spectacularly counter-intuitive views on our universe. In this video, Dr. Foxwede outlines his extraordinary denial of our physical reality, and his reasoning that all that exists is in fact a changeless, indivisible cosmic billiard ball. (In Parmenides' original Greek, all of this is argued in metrically correct but rather unpleasant dactylic hexameter!) If you would like to learn more about the early Greek philosophers, please like and subscribe!
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