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The enigmatic reality of time : Aristotle, Plotinus, and today

Author: Michael F Wagner
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008.
Series: Ancient Mediterranean and medieval texts and contexts.; Studies in Platonism, Neoplatonism, and the Platonic tradition, v. 7.
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Integrates interdisciplinary work with philosophical analyses to explain facets of the perennial question of time's nature and existence, both in its contemporary and its original classical contexts, and it explains the two influential investigations of the topic in classical Western thought: Aristotle's and Plotinus'.
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Wagner, Michael F., 1952-
Enigmatic reality of time.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008
(DLC) 2008028983
(OCoLC)233697373
Named Person: Aristotle.; Plotinus.; Aristotle.; Plotinus.; Aristotle.; Plotinus.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael F Wagner
ISBN: 9789047443605 9047443608
OCLC Number: 567744258
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 378 pages).
Contents: Part I: Dimensions of time's enigma --
Is time real? --
Eleaticism, temporality, and time --
The makings of a temporal universe --
Pastness and futurity --
Synchronicity and asynchronicity --
Temporal pace and measurement --
Presentness, or the present --
Aristotle's real account of time --
Parmenidean time and the impossible now --
Cosmic motion and the speed of time --
Time as the motion of the cosmos --
Time as the cosmos itself --
Time as motion and all change --
Temporal cognition and the return of the now --
Real temporality in an Aristotelian world --
Does Aristotle refute eleaticism? --
Bisection argument I --
Bisection argument II --
Bisection argument III --
Plotinus' vitalistic Platonism and the real origins of time --
Temporality, eternality, and Plotinus' new Platonism --
Plotinus' critique of Aristotelian motion --
Indefinite temporality and the measure of motion --
Plotinus' neoplatonic account of time.
Series Title: Ancient Mediterranean and medieval texts and contexts.; Studies in Platonism, Neoplatonism, and the Platonic tradition, v. 7.
Responsibility: by Michael F. Wagner.

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