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Zenons Paradoxien der Bewegung und die Struktur von Raum und Zeit


Ferber, Rafael (1995). Zenons Paradoxien der Bewegung und die Struktur von Raum und Zeit. Stuttgart: Steiner.

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The monograph (1981) shows that a fundamental paradox (that a line consists of infinitely many points) underlies all four paradoxes of motion: the runner, Achilles and the Tortoise, the Arrow and the Stadium. By the dissolution of the fundamental paradox, all four paradoxes of motion disappear. The second edition (1995) contains a postface, which gives a reply to P.K. Feyerabend, K.R. Popper, W.R. Knorr, J. Mansfeld and others who have discussed the book. The postface defends the following theses: (a) The paradoxes have not to be solved, but dissolved by elimination of their common source, the so-called fundamental paradox. (b) The fourth paradox, the stadium, has been misunderstood by Aristotle and has to be reconstructed in a new way. Half the time equals the whole because the two rows both have to traverse an infinite number of points.

The monograph (1981) shows that a fundamental paradox (that a line consists of infinitely many points) underlies all four paradoxes of motion: the runner, Achilles and the Tortoise, the Arrow and the Stadium. By the dissolution of the fundamental paradox, all four paradoxes of motion disappear. The second edition (1995) contains a postface, which gives a reply to P.K. Feyerabend, K.R. Popper, W.R. Knorr, J. Mansfeld and others who have discussed the book. The postface defends the following theses: (a) The paradoxes have not to be solved, but dissolved by elimination of their common source, the so-called fundamental paradox. (b) The fourth paradox, the stadium, has been misunderstood by Aristotle and has to be reconstructed in a new way. Half the time equals the whole because the two rows both have to traverse an infinite number of points.

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Item Type:Monograph
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Philosophy
Dewey Decimal Classification:100 Philosophy
Language:German
Date:1995
Deposited On:16 Feb 2010 11:07
Last Modified:17 May 2016 13:11
Publisher:Steiner
Number of Pages:124
ISBN:3-515-06703-5
Additional Information:2., durchges. und um ein Nachw. erw. Aufl.
Related URLs:http://opac.nebis.ch/F/?local_base=NEBIS&CON_LNG=GER&func=find-b&find_code=SYS&request=001463794
http://www.steiner-verlag.de/ (Publisher)
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-29515

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