Zeno's Paradoxes

ISBN-10: 0872205606
ISBN-13: 9780872205604
Edition: 2001 (Reprint)
Authors: Wesley Salmon
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Description: These essays lead the reader through the land of the wonderful shrinking genie to the warehouse where the 'infinity machines' are kept. By careful examination of a lamp that is switched on and off infinitely many times, or the workings of a machine  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

These essays lead the reader through the land of the wonderful shrinking genie to the warehouse where the 'infinity machines' are kept. By careful examination of a lamp that is switched on and off infinitely many times, or the workings of a machine that prints out an infinite decimal expansion of pi, we begin to understand how it is possible for Achilles to overtake the tortoise. The concepts that form the basis of modern science -- space, time, motion, change, infinity -- are examined and explored in this edition. Includes an updated bibliography. A reprint of the Bobbs-Merrill edition of 1970.

Resolution of the Paradoxp. 1
Introductionp. 5
The Problem of Infinity Considered Historicallyp. 45
The Cinematographic View of Becomingp. 59
Achilles and the Tortoisep. 67
Achilles on a Physical Racecoursep. 82
Tasks and Super-Tasksp. 89
Tasks, Super-Tasks, and the Modern Eleaticsp. 103
Comments on Professor Benacerraf's Paperp. 130
Zeno and the Mathematiciansp. 139
Modern Science and Refutation of the Paradoxes of Zenop. 164
Zeno's Metrical Paradox of Extensionp. 176
Modern Science and Zeno's Paradoxes of Motionp. 200
Sets and Infinityp. 251
Bibliographyp. 269
Indexp. 291
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