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Aristotle: The Formal Analysis of Spatial Magnitude and Locomotion

Michael J. White

in The Continuous and the Discrete: Ancient Physical Theories from a Contemporary Perspective

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239529
eISBN:
9780191679940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239529.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter focuses on Aristotle's formal, structural analysis of spatial magnitude and locomotion. It analyses spatial magnitude and motion in terms of their geometrical or topological properties. ... More


The Quantum Model: Spatial Magnitude

Michael J. White

in The Continuous and the Discrete: Ancient Physical Theories from a Contemporary Perspective

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239529
eISBN:
9780191679940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239529.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter discusses the quantum model of spatial magnitude. There are two forms of the doctrine that spatial magnitude is constituted of quanta. According to the weaker form, it is a physical fact ... More


Introduction to Part I

Michael J. White

in The Continuous and the Discrete: Ancient Physical Theories from a Contemporary Perspective

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239529
eISBN:
9780191679940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239529.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Part I of this study closely examines both Aristotle's analysis of the physical properties of spatial magnitude, time, and locomotion, and the metaphysical view underlying this analysis. At the heart ... More


The Continuous and the Discrete: Ancient Physical Theories from a Contemporary Perspective

Michael J. White

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239529
eISBN:
9780191679940
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239529.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This book presents a detailed analysis of three ancient models of spatial magnitude, time, and local motion. The book connects the Aristotelian model, which represents spatial magnitude, time, and ... More


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