Introduction to Part I

Michael J. White

in The Continuous and the Discrete

Published in print April 1992 | ISBN: 9780198239529
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191679940 | DOI:
Introduction to Part I

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Part I of this study closely examines both Aristotle's analysis of the physical properties of spatial magnitude, time, and locomotion, and the metaphysical view underlying this analysis. At the heart of Aristotle's metaphysical view is a conception of ‘happening’ — ‘motion’ or process — as a fundamental ontological category. This part of the book looks first to Aristotle's formal structural analysis of physical continua such as spatial magnitude and local motion, and then to the metaphysical underpinnings of his analysis of these continua.

Keywords: Aristotle; spatial magnitude; locomotion; metaphysics; Aristotelian physics

Chapter.  1644 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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