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Greek philosopher of the Eleatic school (q. v .), and who flourished in 500 B.C.; was the founder of the dialectic so successfully adopted by Socrates, which argues for a particular truth by demonstration of the absurdity that would follow from its denial, a process of argument known as the reductio ad absurdum .
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Zeno'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/z/zeno.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.