Yablo's Paradox and Beginningless Time

Disputatio 3 (26):89-96 (2009)
Abstract
The structure of Yablo’s paradox is analysed and generalised in order to show that beginningless step-by-step determination processes can be used to provoke antinomies, more concretely, to make our logical and our on-tological intuitions clash. The flow of time and the flow of causality are usually conceived of as intimately intertwined, so that temporal causation is the very paradigm of a step-by-step determination process. As a conse-quence, the paradoxical nature of beginningless step-by-step determina-tion processes concerns time and causality as usually conceived.
Keywords Antinomy  Circularity  Ungroundedness  Determination structure  Recursion
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