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Indefinite Temporality And The Measure Of Motion

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This chapter explores some of Plotinus' discussion, especially regarding explications of time in terms just of motion itself, raise similar issues and objections to those already encountered in Aristotle's critiques. It focuses, rather, on ways in which Plotinus' critiques reveal his own distinctive approach to the topic, and may anticipate features of his own account of the reality and nature of time. Plotinus' approach to proposals explicating time just in terms of motion itself resemble Aristotle's, for example, in arguing that time must be distinct from motion as such even though it is nevertheless intimately related to motion in the natural universe. Plotinus' critique of Aristotelian motion comports well with this perspective, indicating that motion is the means or mechanism by virtue of which natural existence pursues and accomplishes this ever-forward self-renewing feat.

Keywords: Aristotelian motion; Aristotle's critiques; nature; Plotinus' critiques; reality; time



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