A Companion to the Philosophy of Time (Blackwell Companions

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Actually, Parmenides’ skepticism about time is deeper and more general than so far indicated. To feel the full force of Parmenides’ rejection, let’s take a moment to try to rehabilitate present moments. , as non-specious). Why not rescue the present (and time) by simply admitting that the experienced present is specious? So, in reality, states (times) that are successive are not really co-present, even if they are somehow co-presented via some strictly present cognitive representing. Thus, arm-in-position A is what is before arm-in-position B is what is.

Reactions to the Dichotomy and to the Achilles Paradox A standard reply to the dichotomy (and, at the same time, to the Achilles paradox) runs as follows: Zeno pointed out a shortcoming of Greek mathematics, namely that the ancient Greeks had no concept of an infinite sum. Now, do we not know since the seventeenth century that: 1 1 1 + + …=1 2 4 8 Sure. And this is progress in mathematics. Still, the concept of an infinite sum does not really help in the case of Zeno’s dichotomy. One may, of course, imagine that the 34 zeno’s paradoxes successive completion of infinitely many sub-tasks is possible, contrary to premise 1, if only they all add up to a finite value, as in the example.

Begins by taking sides with Parmenides against Heraclitus. , and Earman, J. (2001). Pre-Socratic Quantum Gravity. In C. Callender, and N. ). Physics Meets Philosophy at the Planck Scale (213–255). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Technical paper dealing with reconciliation of quantum mechanics and relativity in quantum gravity; reflects some issues raised by Heraclitus and Parmenides. Burnyeat, M. (1990). The Theaetetus of Plato. Indianapolis: Hackett, 1990. The excellent and substantial Introduction includes issues from Heraclitus and Parmenides.

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