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    Two Theories of Change in Plato’s Timaeus.Takeshi Nakamura - 2022 - Ancient Philosophy Today 4 (1):4-29.
    In Plato’s Timaeus, two different theories – the Receptacle theory and the geometrical particle theory – are presented to explain change in the natural world. In this paper, I argue that there is tension between the two theories. After examining several possible solutions for this tension, I conclude that Plato does not present it as something ready to be solved within the dialogue but, rather, as something to be understood in a way that maintains both theories. Finally, I also argue (...)
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    Aristotle’s Solution to Zeno’s Arrow Paradox and its Implications.John M. Pemberton - 2022 - Ancient Philosophy Today 4 (1):73-95.
    Aristotle’s solution to Zeno’s arrow paradox differs markedly from the so called at-at solution championed by Russell, which has become the orthodox view in contemporary philosophy. The latter supposes that motion consists in simply being at different places at different times. It can boast parsimony because it eliminates velocity from the ontology. Aristotle, by contrast, solves the paradox by denying that the flight of the arrow is composed of instants; rather, on my reading, he holds that the flight is a (...)
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  3. Change and Changemakers in Ancient Philosophy.John M. Pemberton - 2022 - Ancient Philosophy Today 4 (1):1-3.
    Ancient Philosophy Today, Volume 4, Issue 1, Page 1-3, April, 2022.
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  4. Aristotle on Microstructures and Capacities.Tiberiu Popa - 2022 - Ancient Philosophy Today 4 (1):46-72.
    A potentially illuminating aspect of Aristotle’s study of material properties that has been explored far less systematically and comprehensively than composition is his reliance on structural characteristics that are imperceptibly small, but presumably inferable, if not with certainty, at least with a high degree of confidence. This article is meant to elucidate that aspect and to answer three main questions: What is Aristotle’s general explanatory strategy when it comes to the relation between capacities and microstructures? How does he refine certain (...)
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    Hylomorphisms.Christopher Shields - 2022 - Ancient Philosophy Today 4 (1):96-127.
    Ancient Philosophy Today, Volume 4, Issue 1, Page 96-127, April, 2022.
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  6. Plato on Food Poisoning and the Indestructibility of Soul in Pol. X 608d–611a.Niko Strobach - 2022 - Ancient Philosophy Today 4 (1):30-45.
    This paper presents a passage from book 10 of Plato’s Republic as a text on food poisoning. The official aim of the passage is an argument for the indestructibility of the soul in the context of a theory of specific bad-makers. Food poisoning is treated in considerable theoretical detail as part of a complex body soul analogy. Focusing on this aspect uncovers an elaborate analysis of how things get worse and a remarkable view on disease.
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