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The Quantum Model: Time and Locomotion

Michael J. White

in The Continuous and the Discrete

Published in print April 1992 | ISBN: 9780198239529
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191679940 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239529.003.0006
The Quantum Model: Time and Locomotion

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This chapter analyses quantum conceptions of motion from a kinematic perspective. The examination of quantum-motion begins in the first section by considering Aristotle's view on the relations between kinds of quantum. The second section explores the cinematographic conception of motion. According to this model, an object occupies a fixed position for some lapse or duration of time; but at the posterior limit of such an interval, it finds itself displaced by a minimal unit of distance in the direction of its motion. The third section considers the Epicurean quantum-motion at micro-level. The fourth section explores the Epicurean conception of speed at micro-level and macro-level.

Keywords: quantum; cinematographic motion; Epicurean quantum-motion; Aristotle; isomorphism; Cronus

Chapter.  14000 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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