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 (zə-nŏf′ə-nēz′) 560?-478? bc.
Greek philosopher whose rationalism is often regarded as a major influence on the Eleatic tradition.

Xenophanes

(zɛˈnɒfəˌniːz)
n
(Biography) ?570–?480 bc, Greek philosopher and poet, noted for his monotheism and regarded as a founder of the Eleatic school

Xe•noph•a•nes

(zəˈnɒf əˌniz)

n.
c570–c480 B.C., Greek philosopher.
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It may well be that these stories are not higher than fact nor yet true to fact: they are, very possibly, what Xenophanes says of them.
In this respect the difference between them is like that between Xenophanes and Parmenides.
La primera se encuentra en Adversus Mathematicos VII 65-87 (DK 82 B 3) del esceptico Sexto Empirico, la segunda, en la obra anonima De Meliso Xenophane Gorgia (DK 82 B 3bis).
El caracter no engendrado de su dios puede ser relacionado con la doctrina expuesta en el tratado del Pseudo Aristoteles De Melisso, Xenophane et Gorgia.
Dans le fragment BXV de Xenophane de Colophon poete-philosophe presocratique de la fin du VIIeme, on trouve un texte qui pourrait etre un parallele: "Cependant si lei boeufs, les chevaux et les lions avaient aussi des mains et si avec ses mains lis savaient dessiner et savaient modeler, les oeuvres qu'avec art seuls les hommes faconnent, les chevaux forgeraient des dieux chevalins, et les boeufs donneraient aux dieux une forme bovine: chacun dessinerait pour son dieu l'apparence, imitant la demarche et le corps de chacun.
De esta obra de Gorgias ha llegado otra version--no recogida por Diels--Kranz--en el escrito pseudo--aristotelico De Melisso, Xenophane et Gorgia 5, 6 979 a 11-980 b 21 la cual ofrece una aguda argumentacion a favor de la incomunicabilidad del <<Ser>> y que no gira en torno a la capacidad expresiva de la palabra sino en torno a la posibilidad o imposibilidad de la comunicacion entre los seres humanos.
Aristotelis quae feruntur de Plantiis, de Mirabilibus auscultationibus, Mechanica, de Lineis insecabiblibus, Ventorum situs et nomina, de Melisso Xenophane Gorgia.
Dire et savoir (Legein-Eidenai) chez Xenophane et Parmenide", en: Philosophie du langage et grammaire dans lAntiquite, Bruselas/Grenoble: Cahiers de Philosophie Ancienne no 5/Cahiers du Groupe de Recherches sur la Philosophie et le Langage no.
Materialists Heraclitus, Pythagoras and Xenophanes were followed by atomists like Leucippus (5 (th) century BCE) and his disciple Democritus (5 (th)-4 (th) century BCE), and by secular humanist Epicurus (4 (th)-3 (rd) century BCE), then by Euclid (born circa 300 BCE) and Archimedes (287-211 BCE).
And of course what the preceding might say about the trajectory from these early Milesians to Xenophanes and the great Parmenides would likely shed light on the quasi-theological critique of cosmology in what the latter's goddess reveals to him.
1987, "Reason, Xenophanes and the Homeric Gods", The Kenyon Review, vol.