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.
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