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Time Follows Change and Change Follows Magnitude

Ursula Coope

in Time for Aristotle

Published in print October 2005 | ISBN: 9780199247905
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603082 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199247900.003.0004

Series: Oxford Aristotle Studies Series

 Time Follows Change and Change Follows Magnitude

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Aristotle says that time ‘follows’ change and change ‘follows’ magnitude. This chapter discusses the notion of ‘following’. It also explains how Aristotle uses the notion of following to justify a claim he makes about the continuity of time and of change: the claim that that time is continuous because change is, and change is continuous because magnitude is.

Keywords: change; magnitude; continuity; following

Chapter.  5770 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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