Zusammenfassung / Summary
The paper analyzes the Parmenidean nature of Meister Eckhart’s metaphysical thought. First, it gives an interpretation of Parmenides’ fundamental principle (“It is necessary to say and to think that being is; for being is, but non-being is not”). Based on this premise, it shows that the Parmenidean conception constitutes the central motive of the Eckhartian metaphysics and offers a key to the interpretation and understanding of the main thesis of the Opus tripartitum (“Being is God”). The last part of the paper is devoted to a comparison between Eckhart’s notion of analogy and the Doxa section of the Parmenidean poem.