Lamps, cubes, balls and walls: Zeno problems and solutions

Philosophical Studies 150 (1):49 - 59 (2010)
Various arguments have been put forward to show that Zeno-like paradoxes are still with us. A particularly interesting one involves a cube composed of colored slabs that geometrically decrease in thickness. We first point out that this argument has already been nullified by Paul Benacerraf. Then we show that nevertheless a further problem remains, one that withstands Benacerraf s critique. We explain that the new problem is isomorphic to two other Zeno-like predicaments: a problem described by Alper and Bridger in 1998 and a modified version of the problem that Benardete introduced in 1964. Finally, we present a solution to the three isomorphic problems
Keywords Zeno problems  Benardete paradox
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DOI 10.2307/40783324
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Nicholas Shackel (2005). The Form of the Benardete Dichotomy. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 56 (2):397-417.

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