By J J a Mooij
This publication bargains with the heritage of a vital challenge within the philosophy of time: Can time exist with no brain or cognizance, and if now not, in what respects? Aristotle used to be the 1st to formulate this challenge, and it's been intensively mentioned ever on account that. This ebook analyses the solutions and arguments and units them of their historic context. even though there were very diverse ways, the ebook indicates very important continuities besides. in addition to being a consultant monograph, it may be utilized in classes at the philosophy of time mostly, or at the realism/idealism debate. Readership: All these attracted to the examine of time and in highbrow heritage, in addition to scholars of metaphysics and ontology and the historical past of philosophy quite often.
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Motion, it is true, is a necessary condition for the existence of time, but only rationally ordered movements are suﬃcient to bring about time. This interpretation was already defended by Plutarch. It could be said that for Plato time is essentially quantitative and, thanks to periodical movements, measurable. What ‘precedes’ that is merely a qualitative and non-measurable duration. So time is based on reason. The question arises of whether time is thereby also dependent on the mind or the soul.
4, esp. pp. 126–130 and 143–144. For a detailed study of the meanings of the word aion see Helena M. Keizer, Life-TimeEntirety; an analysis of the relevant passages in the Timaeus, in which Brague’s view has also been taken into account, on pp. 62–81. The author concludes that aion here primarily means life as a unitary whole (pp. 77–79). 15 Timaeus, 34b–c. 22 chapter two chronology. Aristotle, on the other hand, interpreted Timaeus’ account literally on the essential points. 16 It is a fact that the reference to the origin of time in the Timaeus is by no means incidental.
Allen, op. , pp. 185 and 182. He works de facto with four hypotheses purely for the sake of clarity. On the relationship between the two parts of the dialogue, see also the Introduction by Mary Louise Gill in Parmenides, translated by Gill and Ryan, esp. pp. 3, 10 and 50–54. 6 The crucial passage (151e–155e) is even described by Hermann Gauss in the following words: ‘Dies ist unbestreitbar eines der grössten Kapitel im Corpus Platonicum’ [This is incontestably one of the major chapters in the Platonic corpus].