Zeno of Elea


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Zeno of E·le·a

 (ē-lē′ə) 495?-430? bc.
Greek philosopher who formulated numerous paradoxes that challenged the ideas of pluralism and the existence of motion and change.

Zeno of Elea

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(Biography) ?490–?430 bc, Greek Eleatic philosopher; disciple of Parmenides. He defended the belief that motion and change are illusions in a series of paradoxical arguments, of which the best known is that of Achilles and the tortoise

Ze′no of E′lea


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c490–c430 B.C., Greek philosopher.
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Noun1.Zeno of Elea - ancient Greek philosopher who formulated paradoxes that defended the belief that motion and change are illusory (circa 495-430 BC)
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Thomas: "The mathematical paradoxes of Zeno of Elea.
Comparing "all the lines" making up one shape with "all the lines" of another shape requires comparing infinity with infinity, which had been considered mathematically off-limits since the days of Zeno of Elea in the fifth century BCE.
Zeno of Elea, who taught that Achilles would never catch up with the tortoise, would have nodded in agreement could he have seen these paintings.