The Moment of Change
A Systematic History in the Philosophy of Space and Time
by Niko Strobach, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, Germany
THE NEW SYNTHESE HISTORICAL LIBRARY formerly: The Synthese Historical Library Volume 45,
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht
The Moment of Change is the first systematic history of one of the oldest problems in the philosophy of space and time: How is the change from one state to its opposite to be described?
Authors treated in this book range from Plato, Aristotle, medieval logicians, Kant, Brentano and Russell to contemporary authors, taking into account such theories as interval semantics and paraconsistent logic.
The texts are analysed under two main aspects: Which (if any) of the opposite states does the moment of change belong to? And does it contain an instantaneous event? In the last part a new way of treating the moment of change is developed, which leads to a solution to Zeno's Flying Arrow Paradox.
Audience: The book will be of interest to advanced students and scholars of analytic philosophy and the history of philosophy.
Part II: The Moment of Change in the 20th Century.1. The Either/Or-Option. (Sorabji, Jackson/Pargetter, Galton)
Part III: A Systematic Suggestion.Introduction.
•Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-5120-7
August 1998, 312 pp.
NLG 250.00 / USD 135.00 / GBP 85.00
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