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The Stoic Model

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/9780198239529.003.0007
The Stoic Model

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This chapter pursues a more radical line of interpretation by developing some hypothetical theses concerning the Stoic analysis of the physical world. This approach explores some conceptual alternatives to the Aristotelian and quantum models of spatial magnitude, time, and motion. The first section explores the Stoic removal of limit entities from the physical world, which results in a sort of intuitive continuity of to holon, the entire physical cosmos. The second section considers the doctrine of locomotion athroōs.

Keywords: Stoic model; limit entities; athroōs; Stoics; locomotion

Chapter.  18148 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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