Melissus of Samos

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Melissus of Samos (l. c. 5th century BCE) was a Greek philosopher of the Eleatic School, considered the third great proponent of that philosophy's claim that reality is One, after Parmenides (l. c. 485 BCE) and Zeno of Elea (l. c. 465 BCE). Melissus primarily restated Parmenides' vision but expanded it in claiming reality is limitless.

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  • c. 440 BCE
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