Inside Cover Blurb
- What is the relation between time and change? Does time depend on the mind? Is the present always the same or is it always different? Aristotle tackles these questions in the Physics, and Time for Aristotle is the first book in English devoted to this discussion.
- Aristotle claims that time is not a kind of change, but that it is something dependent on change; he defines it as a kind of 'number of change'. Ursula Coope argues that what this means is that time is a kind of order (not, as is commonly supposed, a kind of measure). It is universal order within which all changes are related to each other. This interpretation enables Coope to explain two puzzling claims that Aristotle makes: that the now is like a moving thing, and that time depends for its existence on the mind. Time for Aristotle is a brilliantly lucid discussion of one of the most fascinating sections of Aristotle’s Physics.
- Ursula Coope1 is a Tutorial Fellow at Corpus Christi College and Professor of Ancient Philosophy at the University of Oxford.
Introduction – 1
- INTRODUCTORY PUZZLES AND THE STARTING POINTS OF INQUIRY
- The introductory puzzles – 17
- Time is not change but something of change – 31
- TIME'S DEPENDENCE ON CHANGE
- Time follows change and change follows magnitude – 47
- The before and after – 60
- TIME AS A NUMBER AND TIME AS A MEASURE
- The definition of time as a kind of number – 85
- Time as a measure of change – 99
- THE SAMENESS AND DIFFERENCE OF TIMES AND NOW
- All simultaneous time is the same – 113
- The sameness of earlier and later times and nows – 125
- TWO CONSEQUENCES OF ARISTOTLE'S ACCOUNT OF TIME
- Being in time – 143
- Time and the soul – 159
Appendix: The expression ‘ho pote on X esti’ – 173
Bibliography – 178
Index Locorum – 183
General index – 189
In-Page Footnotes ("Coope (Ursula) - Time for Aristotle: Physics IV. 10-14")
Oxford Aristotle Studies Series, OUP Oxford (6 Nov 2008)
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