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Criticism of Benacerraf's criticism of modern eleatics

Leon, Antonio (2008) Criticism of Benacerraf's criticism of modern eleatics. [Preprint]

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    I analyze here Benacerraf's criticism of Thomson arguments on the impossibility of w-supertasks. Although Benacerraf's criticism is well founded, his analysis of Thomson's lamp is incomplete. In fact, it is possible to consider a new line of argument, which Benacerraf only incidentally considered, based on the functioning laws of the lamp. This argument leads to a contradictory result that compromises the formal consistency of the w-ordering involved in all w-supertasks.

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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: Supertask, Thomson lamp, w-order, axiom of infinity
    Subjects: General Issues > Thought Experiments
    Specific Sciences > Mathematics
    Depositing User: Antonio Leon
    Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2008
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:16
    Item ID: 3995

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