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Time and Eternity in Mid-Thirteenth-Century Thought

Rory Fox


This book examines 13th century views about time, particularly the views of Thomas Aquinas and his contemporaries in the middle of the century. As medieval thinkers considered time to be just another duration alongside the durations of aeviternity (the aevum) and eternity, the scope of the study covers all three durations, culminating in an examination of God’s relationship to time. Chapter 1 opens the discussion by examining some of the key language and terminology which 13th century thinkers used. Chapters 2-5 examine the topological properties of time: the properties that determine its shap ... More

Keywords: time, Thomas Aquinas, 13th century, eternity, metric, atemporality, God

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199285754
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006 DOI:10.1093/0199285756.001.0001


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