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Critical Essay by Richard D. McKirahan, Jr.
SOURCE: Richard D. McKirahan, Jr., "Parmenides and Elea," in Philosophy before Socrates: An Introduction with Texts and Commentary, Hackett Publishing Company, Inc., 1994, pp. 151-78.
In the following excerpt, McKirahan clarifies some of the more difficult passages in Parmenides 's work and answers objections to the poem.