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The continuous and the discrete : ancient physical theories from a contemporary perspective

Author: Michael J White
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
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The Continuous and the Discrete presents a detailed analysis of three ancient models of spatial magnitude, time, and local motion. Professor White connects the Aristotelian model, which represents spatial magnitude, time, and motion as infinitely divisible and continuous, with the standard ancient geometrical conception of extended magnitude. Thus the Aristotelian model is presented as the marriage of physical  Read more...
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Named Person: Aristotle.; Aristotle.; Aristoteles; Physik; Aristoteles.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J White
ISBN: 0198239521 9780198239529
OCLC Number: 24212538
Description: xiv, 345 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Spatial magnitude, time and motion: an Aristotelian model --
pt. 2. Spatial magnitude, time and motion: alternatives to Aristotelianism.
Responsibility: Michael J. White.
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An analysis of three ancient models of spatial magnitude, time and local motion. The Aristotelian model is presented as an application of the ancient conception of extension to the physical world.  Read more...

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'His discussion reveals the conceptual assumptions underlying each position, and his conjectures ... are thought-provoking.'S. Leggatt, University of Reading, The Classical Review, Vol. XLIII, No. 2, Read more...

 
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