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Barbara Michaela Sattler
University of St. Andrews
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    The Labours of Zeno – a Supertask Indeed?Barbara M. Sattler - 2019 - Ancient Philosophy Today 1 (1):1-17.
    It is usually supposed that, with his dichotomy paradox, Zeno gave birth to the modern so-called supertask debate – the debate of whether carrying out an infinite sequence of actions or operations in a finite interval of time is physically or even logically possible. I argue that in fact this is not a problem raised by Zeno's dichotomy paradox, and that an account of the dichotomy paradox as a supertask seriously misconstrues the problems Zeno raises therein. However, comparing Zeno's paradox (...)
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    How Natural is a Unified Notion of Time? Temporal Experience in Early Greek Thought.Barbara Michaela Sattler - 2017 - In I. Philips (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Temporal Experience: Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy. Routledge.
  3. Contingency and Necessity.Barbara Sattler - 2014 - The Monist 97 (1):86-103.
    This paper argues that the problem of how to act in the face of radical contingency is of central importance in Musil’s novel and intimately connected to what Musil calls the sense of possibility. There is a variety of different strategies by which individuals, and the state of Kakania as a whole, deal with contingency, and they all involve a claim to a kind of grounding or necessity; for example, the Parallel Campaign is one big attempt to ground Kakania in (...)
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  4. A Likely Account of Necessity: Plato's Receptacle as a Physical and Metaphysical Foundation for Space.Barbara Sattler - 2012 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 50 (2):159-195.
    This paper aims to show that—and how—Plato’s notion of the receptacle in the Timaeus provides the conditions for developing a mathematical as well as a physical space without itself being space. In response to the debate whether Plato’s receptacle is a conception of space or of matter, I suggest employing criteria from topology and the theory of metric spaces as the most basic ones available. I show that the receptacle fulfils its main task–allowing the elements qua images of the Forms (...)
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    A Time for Learning and for Counting – Egyptians, Greeks and Empirical Processes in Plato’s Timaeus.Barbara M. Sattler - 2010 - In Richard Mohr & Barbara M. Sattler (eds.), One Book, the Whole Universe: Plato’s Timaeus Today. Parmenides Press. pp. 249-266.
    This paper argues that processes in the sensible realm can be in accord with reason in the Timaeus, since rationality is understood here as being based on regularity, which is conferred onto processes by time. Plato uses two different temporal structures in the Timaeus, associated with the contrast there drawn between Greek and Egyptian approaches to history. The linear order of before and after marks natural processes as rational and underlies the Greek treatment of history. By contrast, a bidirectional temporal (...)
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    The Notion of Continuity in Parmenides.Barbara Michaela Sattler - 2019 - Philosophical Inquiry 43 (1):40-53.
    In this paper, I want to show that continuity is of crucial philosophical significance in Parmenides, who is the first thinker in the West to use the notion of continuity in a philosophically interesting and systematic way, and what being continuous (suneches) means for him. I look in some detail at the three passages in fragment 8 of Parmenides’ poem that are central for Parmenides’ notion of being suneches and discuss whether being suneches refers to something being temporally uninterrupted, spatially (...)
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  7. Aristotle's Measuring Dilemma.Barbara Sattler - 2017 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 52:257-301.
    This paper has two main goals: first, it reconstructs Aristotle’s account of measurement in his Metaphysics and shows how it connects to modern notions of measurement. Second, it demonstrates that Aristotle’s notion of measurement only works for simple measures, but leads him into a dilemma once it comes to measuring complex phenomena, like mo-tion, where two or more different aspects, such as time and space, have to be taken into account. This is shown with the help of Aristotle’s reaction to (...)
     
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    Time is Double the Trouble: Zeno’s Moving Rows.Barbara Sattler - 2015 - Ancient Philosophy 35 (1):1-22.
    Zeno’s Moving Rows paradox is the only paradox among his four paradoxes of motion that is usually skipped over as being of no philosophical interest. This paper aims to give a new diagnosis of the Moving Rows paradox, a diagnosis that allows us to see it as raising a philosophically interesting problem concerning the relationship of time, space, and motion. It shows the consequences of confusing time’s dependence on the space covered in a motion with time’s dependence on the motion (...)
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  9. The Eleusinian Mysteries in Pre-Platonic Thought. Metaphor, Practise and Imagery for Plato’s Symposium.Barbara Sattler - 2013 - In Vishwa Adluri (ed.), Greek Religion, Philosophy and Salvation. de Gruyter. pp. 151-190.
    This is part of a two-paper project to show in detail in ways that have not been attempted before that, in the Symposium, Plato uses the language and metaphors of the Eleusinian Mysteries as a template for the ascent to the Form of Beauty; and also to explain why he might have chosen to do so. The standard accounts of the Eleusinian Mysteries come from sources that have themselves been influenced by Plato and hence are unsuitable to demonstrating the extent (...)
     
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    Colloquium 2: Parmenides’ System: The Logical Origins of His Monism.Barbara Sattler - 2011 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 26 (1):25-90.
    The paper demonstrates that Parmenides’ monism is a logical consequence of his criteria for philosophy, in conjunction with the logical operators he uses, and their holistic connection. Parmenides, I argue, is the first philosopher to set out explicit criteria for philosophy, establishing as criterion not only consistency, but also what I call rational admissibility, the requirement when giving an account of something that the account be based on rational analysis and can withstand rational scrutiny. I give a detailed account of (...)
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    Oxford Handbook of Presocratic Philosophy. Edited by Patricia Curd and Daniel Graham.Barbara Sattler - 2013 - Ancient Philosophy 33 (1):187-193.
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    Parmenides and Presocratic Philosophy by John Palmer.Barbara Michaela Sattler - 2014 - Classical World: A Quarterly Journal on Antiquity 107 (3):421-423.
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    Review of Christopher Shields, Aristotle[REVIEW]Barbara Sattler - 2008 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2008 (7).
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    One Book, the Whole Universe: Plato's Timaeus Today.Richard D. Mohr & Barbara M. Sattler (eds.) - 2010 - Parmenides.
  15. Contingency and Necessity: Human Agency in Musil’s The Man Without Qualities.Barbara Sattler - 2014 - The Monist 97 (1):86-103.
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