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Aristotle on Time : a Study of the Physics

Author: Tony Roark
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011, ©2011.
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"Aristotle's definition of time as 'a number of motion with respect to the before and after' has been branded as patently circular by commentators ranging from Simplicius to W.D. Ross. In this book Tony Roark presents an interpretation of the definition that renders it not only non-circular, but also worthy of serious philosophical scrutiny. He shows how Aristotle developed an account of the nature of time that is  Read more...
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Named Person: Aristotle.; Aristotle.; Aristoteles
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Roark
ISBN: 9781107002623 1107002621
OCLC Number: 665137864
Description: xiii, 232 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
PART I. TIMES NEW AND OLD: 1. McTaggart's systems; 2. Countenancing the Doxai --
PART II. THE MASTER OF TIME: MOTION: 3. Time is not motion; 4. Aristotelian motion; 5. "The before and after in motion" --
PART III. THE FORM OF TIME: PERCEPTION: 6. Number and perception; 7. On a moment's notice; 8. The role of imagination; 9. Time and the common perceptibles; 10. The hylomorphic interpretation illustrated --
PART IV. SIMULTANEITY AND TEMPORAL PASSAGE: 11. Simultaneity and other temporal relations; 12. Temporal passage; 13. Dissolving the puzzles of IV.10; 14. Concluding summary and historical significance.
Responsibility: Tony Roark.
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