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Single Idea 1900

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / A. Classical Physics / 1. Mechanics / a. Explaining movement]

Full Idea

If bodies, and the places and times when they are said to move, are divided into infinity, motion will not occur, it being impossible to find anything which will initiate the first movement.

Gist of Idea

If time and place are infinitely divided, it becomes impossible for movement ever to begin


Sextus Empiricus (Outlines of Pyrrhonism [c.180], III.76)

Book Reference

Sextus Empiricus: 'Outlines of Pyrrhonism', ed/tr. Bury,R.G. [Prometheus 1990], p.215