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The Physics of Duns ScotusThe Scientific Context of a Theological Vision$
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Richard Cross

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198269748

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269748.001.0001

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Motion, Time, and Continuity

Motion, Time, and Continuity

(p.214) 12 Motion, Time, and Continuity
The Physics of Duns Scotus

Richard Cross

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses Scotus's claim that both motion and time are continua. The first section examines his claim that any motion token is reducible to a succession of forms at the non-atomic structure of motion. The second section looks into his claim that the limits of any motion token are entities. It also examines his account of the relation between a motion token and its limiting entities. It cites some differences in what Scotus has to say about spatially extended continua that apply generally to motion and time. The third section gives Scotus's account on the structure of time. The fourth section defends the claim that Scotus reduces talk of time to talk of motion.

Keywords:   motion, token, structure of time, limiting entities, spatially extended continua

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