READING GROUP: Parmenides and Zeno of Elea

13 Nov


This Fall/Winter the PCPN reading group is turning back the clock to the murky birth of Western philosophy in the Pre-Socratics — as well as their contemporary interpreters in continental philosophy. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (8:00-10:00pm) on the INTERNET! (login information below in red).

This week:

  • 11/17: “Parmenides of Elea” and “Zeno of Elea” in A Presocratics Reader

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

Please bring either a digital or hard copy of the text with you to the discussion.

Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Location: Online


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Meeting ID: 841 6489 8771
Passcode: PCPNPreSoc

As a reminder, even though we have moved to thematic groups, there is no expectation that people participate in every week, so even if you can’t commit to the whole section, you are still more than welcome to join us when you can.



  • The Milesians
    • 10/13: “The Milesians” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 10/20: Serres, Michel. “Anaximander: A Founding Name in History” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
    • 10/27: Sallis, John. “Doubles of Anaximenes” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Heraclitus
    • 11/03: “Heraclitus” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 11/10: Gadamer, Hans-Georg. “Heraclitus Studies” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • The Eleatics
    • 11/17: “Parmenides of Elea” and “Zeno of Elea” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 12/01: Heidegger, Martin. “The Last, Undelivered Lecture” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Empedocles
    • 12/08: “Empedocles of Acragas” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 12/15: Foti, Veronique M. “Empedocles and Tragic Thought: Heidegger, Holderlin, Nietzsche” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Atomism
    • 01/05: “Leucippus and Democritus: Fifth-Century Atomism” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 01/12: Marx, Karl. “The Difference Between the Democritean and Epicurean Philosophy of Nature”
  • The Sophists
    • 01/19: “The Sophists” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 01/26: Jarratt, Susan C. “The First Sophists and Feminism: Discourses of the ‘Other’”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

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