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Time for Aristotle: Physics IV. 10-14

Ursula Coope

Abstract

This book is about Aristotle’s account of time in Physics IV.10-14. Aristotle claims that time is not a kind of change, but that it is something dependent on change. He defines it as a kind of ‘number of change’ with respect to the before and after. It is argued that this means that time is a kind of order (not, as is commonly supposed, that it is a kind of measure). It is a universal order within which all changes are related to each other. This interpretation is used to explain two puzzling claims that Aristotle makes: that the now is like a moving thing, and that time depends for its existe ... More

Keywords: change, number, measure, soul, before and after

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199247905
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006 DOI:10.1093/0199247900.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ursula Coope, author
Birkbeck College, University of London
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