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A Critique of Recent Claims of a Solution to Zeno’s Paradoxes

Harokopos, Efthimios (2003) A Critique of Recent Claims of a Solution to Zeno’s Paradoxes. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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    In a recently published paper it is concluded that there is a necessary trade off of all precisely determined physical values at a time for their continuity in time. This conclusion was based on the premise that there is not a precise instant in time underlying a continuous dynamical physical process. Based on the conclusion stated above, it was further asserted that three of Zeno’s paradoxes were solved. In the short critique following it is demonstrated that the conclusions in the paper were due to a non sequitur fallacy made in the reasoning employed. Causality issues found in the conclusion made are also explored. Both the conclusion and alleged solutions to Zeno’s paradoxes are then termed invalid.


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    Item Type: Other
    Keywords: Zeno's Paradoxes, Time, Indeterminacy, Discontinuity, Classical Mechanics, Cosmology, Philosophy of Science
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
    General Issues > Science vs. Pseudoscience
    General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
    General Issues > Causation
    General Issues > Philosophers of Science
    General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
    Depositing User: Efthimios Harokopos
    Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2003
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:11
    Item ID: 1313
    Public Domain: No
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1313

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