He will then have the answer to the old Eleatic conundrum of when Achilles will overtake the tortoise.
The Eleatic philosopher would have replied that Being is alone true.
The doctrine of ideas appears in the Parmenides as the positive consequence and progressive development of the Eleatic principle.
Under 'Not-being' the Eleatic had included all the realities of the sensible world.
The effect of the paradoxes of Zeno extended far beyond the Eleatic circle.
Or that he has any Eleatic speculation to oppose to the Heracleiteanism of Cratylus.
They had sprung up in the decline of the Eleatic philosophy and were very familiar to Plato, as we gather from the Parmenides.
These notices of the Eleatic sage, we feel, are not in any sense accidental.
The consciousness of them had led the great Eleatic philosopher to describe the nature of God or Being under negatives.
We shall understand this better if we contrast it with the Eleatic principle.