Zeno of Elea: The Philosopher of Paradox

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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Will Buckingham

Will Buckingham

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Writer & philosopher. PhD. Stories & ideas to make the world a better place. HELLO, STRANGER (Granta 2021): BBC R4 Book of the Week. Twitter @willbuckingham