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Time for Aristotle

Ursula Coope

Published in print October 2005 | ISBN: 9780199247905
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603082 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199247900.001.0001

Series: Oxford Aristotle Studies Series

Time for Aristotle

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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 existence on the soul.

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

Book.  200 pages. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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The Introductory Puzzles in Time for Aristotle

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The Before and After in Time for Aristotle

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Time as a Measure of Change in Time for Aristotle

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