Aristotle and Linearity in Substance, Measure, and Motion

Axiomathes 32 (6):1375-1399 (2022)
  Copy   BIBTEX


The model of a closed linear measure space, which can be used to model Aristotle’s treatment of motion (kinesis), can be analogically extended to the qualitative ‘spaces’ implied by his theory of contraries in Physics I and in Metaphysics Iota, and to the dimensionless ‘space’ of the unity of matter and form discussed in book Eta of the Metaphysics. By examining Aristotle’s remarks on contraries, the subject of change, continuity, and the unity of matter and form, Aristotle’s thoughts on motion, on contraries, and on the unity of substance can be brought together under a single interpretive framework, which can provide an approach to interpreting his ontology.

Similar books and articles

Aristotle's Measuring Dilemma.Barbara Sattler - 2017 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 52:257-301.
Aristotle’s theory of time and entropy.Richard E. Hughen - 1990 - Southwest Philosophy Review 6 (1):19-27.
Self-motion according to Iamblichus.Jan Opsomer - 2012 - Elenchos: Rivista di Studi Sul Pensiero Antico 33 (2):259-290.
Dynamis and Energeia in Aristotle's Metaphysics.Hikmet Unlu - 2022 - European Journal of Philosophy 30 (1):17-31.
Hypokeimenon vs. Substance.Keren Shatalov - 2020 - Review of Metaphysics 74 (294):227-250.
Aristotle and the atomists on motion in a void.David J. Furley - 1976 - In Peter K. Machamer & Robert G. Turnbull (eds.), Motion and Time, Space and Matter. Ohio State University Press. pp. 83--100.


Added to PP

235 (#53,130)

6 months
41 (#32,601)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Paul Taborsky
Centennial College

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations