Chapter

Aristotle's Account of Time

David Bostock

in Space, Time, Matter, and Form

Published in print February 2006 | ISBN: 9780199286867
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603532 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199286868.003.0009

Series: Oxford Aristotle Studies Series

 Aristotle's Account of Time

Show Summary Details

Preview

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

Chapter.  13365 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.