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Space, Time, Matter, and FormEssays on Aristotle's Physics$
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David Bostock

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199286867

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199286868.001.0001

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Aristotle's Account of Time

Aristotle's Account of Time

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(p.135) 9 Aristotle's Account of Time
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Space, Time, Matter, and Form
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David Bostock

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199286868.003.0009

This essay says something about nearly every aspect of Aristotle’s discussion of time. The most difficult question of interpretation is what Aristotle might have meant by describing time as ‘a number’. The main question of evaluation is whether there really is any connection between time and motion. Both of these issues and many minor issues are addressed.

Keywords:   Aristotle, Physics, time, motion, number, instant, The Now, chronons

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