How Do We Think Timeless Things?

On the Relationship between Time, Continuity, and Intelligibles in Aristotle


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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7493688

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Aristotle, time, continuity, intelligable, motion

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In his small treatise On Memory and Recollection, Aristotle states that thinking cannot take place without continuity, and even timeless things cannot be thought without time. The aim of this study is to illuminate this statement by showing the relationship between continuity, time and intelligibles in Aristotle's thought. For this purpose, first, temporal continuity will be explained by referring to the concepts of motion and now. Then, while examining the process of emergence of the intelligibles within the activities of the faculties of the soul, and this process’ relation to motion and time, the intelligibles will be classified according to their relation to temporality in terms of their content. Finally, the relationship between continuity, time, and intelligibles will be clarified by revealing the role played by the continuity of time in thinking both the intelligibles that emerge from this classification as time-dependent and time-independent.

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2022-12-31

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KARAGÖZ, T. (2022). How Do We Think Timeless Things? On the Relationship between Time, Continuity, and Intelligibles in Aristotle. POSSEIBLE, 11(2), 144–173. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7493688

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