Zeno of Elea: The Philosopher of Paradox

Zeno of Elea was famous for his paradoxes, which have fascinated and preoccupied people for millennia.

Image: 17th-century etching of a bust of Zeno of Elea. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Zeno of Elea is one of those shadowy ancient philosophers about whom we know very little. According to some accounts, he was a student of both Parmenides and Xenophanes.

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