Single Idea 20820

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / C. Space-Time / 2. Time / i. Time and change]

Full Idea

Posidonius defined time thus: it is an interval of motion, or the measure of speed and slowness.

Gist of Idea

Time is an interval of motion, or the measure of speed

Source

report of Posidonius (fragments/reports [c.95 BCE]) by John Stobaeus - Anthology 1.08.42

Book Reference

'The Stoics Reader', ed/tr. Inwood,B/Gerson,L.P. [Hackett 2008], p.88


A Reaction

Hm. Can we define motion or speed without alluding to time? Looks like we have to define them as a conjoined pair, which means we cannot fully understand either of them.