Of the ideas he treats in the same sceptical spirit which appears in his criticism of them in the Parmenides.
Here, is in the Parmenides, he means something not really different from generalization.
This argument of Parmenides is the memorable argument known under the name of ὁ τρίτος ἄνθρωπος.
To the passionate language of Parmenides, Plato replies in a strain equally passionate:—What!
As far as I can see, the puzzling antinomies in the Parmenides have no other purpose.
To the Parmenides, the Sophist stands in a less defined and more remote relation.
You propose to me, Parmenides (remarks Sokrates), a work of awful magnitude.
He felt no incongruity in the veteran Parmenides correcting the youthful Socrates.
We must therefore suppose that the Parmenides was composed later than Aristotle, and borrowed this objection from Aristotle.
First of all, Parmenides tries him by the test of consistency.