Philoponus: On Aristotle Physics 4.10-14

Philoponus: On Aristotle Physics 4.10-14


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Philoponus: On Aristotle Physics 4.10-14 by John Philoponus

Philoponus' commentary on the earlier parts of Aristotle's Physics Book 4, concerning place, vacuum and motion in a vacuum, offered major alternatives to Aristotle's science.

Aristotle's subject in this last part of his Physics here is time, and his treatment of it had led to controversy in earlier writers. Although Philoponus offers fewer alternatives in this part of the commentary, he does offer novelties when he treats motion round a bend as in one sense faster than motion on the straight over the same distance in the same time, because of the need to consider the greater effort involved. And he points out that in an earlier commentary on Book 8 he had argued against Aristotle for the possibility of a last instant of time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780715640883
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 10/20/2011
Series: Ancient Commentators on Aristotle Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Sarah Broadie is Professor of Philosophy at the University of St Andrews.

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