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dc.contributor.authorSattler, Barbara Michaela
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-09T23:40:52Z
dc.date.available2019-08-09T23:40:52Z
dc.date.issued2017-08-10
dc.identifier.citationSattler , B M 2017 , ' Aristotle’s measurement dilemma ' , Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy , vol. 52 , pp. 257-302 . https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198805762.003.0007en
dc.identifier.issn0265-7651
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 247431308
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 9f897b72-c668-4ed0-b08b-d4d5159b22f2
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/18287
dc.descriptionISBN: 9780198805762, 9780198805779.en
dc.description.abstractThis paper has two main goals: first, it reconstructs Aristotle’s account of measurement in his Metaphysics and shows how it connects to modern notions of measurement. Second, it demonstrates that Aristotle’s notion of measurement only works for simple measures, but leads him into a dilemma once it comes to measuring complex phenomena, like motion, where two or more different aspects, such as time and space, have to be taken into account. This is shown with the help of Aristotle’s reaction to one of the problems Zeno’s dichotomy paradox raises: Aristotle implicitly employs a complex measure of motion when solving this problem, while he explicitly characterizes the measure of motion as a simple measure in his Physics.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofOxford Studies in Ancient Philosophyen
dc.rights© 2017 Oxford University Press. This work has been made available online in accordance with the publisher’s policies. This is the author created, accepted version manuscript following peer review and may differ slightly from the final published version. The final published version of this work is available at https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198805762.003.0007en
dc.subjectMeasureen
dc.subjectMotionen
dc.subjectTimeen
dc.subjectUniten
dc.subjectOneen
dc.subjectAristotleen
dc.subjectZenoen
dc.subjectDichotomyen
dc.subjectParadoxen
dc.subjectB Philosophy (General)en
dc.subjectT-NDASen
dc.subjectBDCen
dc.subject.lccB1en
dc.titleAristotle’s measurement dilemmaen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.description.versionPostprinten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Philosophyen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198805762.003.0007
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden
dc.date.embargoedUntil2019-08-10
dc.identifier.urlhttps://global.oup.com/academic/product/oxford-studies-in-ancient-philosophy-volume-52-9780198805762en


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