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[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / L. Paradox / 7. Paradoxes of Time]

Full Idea

Zeno's third argument claims that a moving arrow is still. Here the conclusion depends on assuming that time is composed of nows; if this assumption is not granted, the argument fails.

Gist of Idea

Zeno's arrow paradox depends on the assumption that time is composed of nows


comment on Zeno (Elea) (fragments/reports [c.450 BCE], A27?) by Aristotle - Physics 239b5

Book Reference

'The First Philosophers', ed/tr. Waterfield,Robin [OUP 2000], p.76