Title Sextus Empiricus and Ancient Physics.
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015.


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Note Arguments against those who think that some only are infinitely divisible (M 10.155-67).
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Subject Sextus, Empiricus -- Congresses.
Sextus, Empiricus.
Skepticism -- Congresses.
Philosophy, Ancient -- Congresses.
Genre Conference papers and proceedings.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title page; Copyright information; Dedication; Table of contents; List of contributors; Preface; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter 1 God: M 9.13-194; Introduction; Order of composition; Structural oddities: M9 and 10 in general; Structural oddities: the section on God; Scepticism and ordinary religion: a problem; Some possible solutions and their failure; Appendix: Structural overview of M 9.13-19469; Chapter 2 Cause: M 9.195-330; Introduction; The structure of Sextuś discussion of causation in PH 3 and M 9; The relativity of aitia.
Causal relations: dyadic or triadic?Causation in classical British empiricism: a relation between ideas; Conclusion; Appendix: Structural overview of M 9.195-330; Chapter 3 Wholes and parts: M 9.331-358; Introduction; M 9.331-58: The structure of the argument and some comments; M 9.331-58 and related texts; Wholes and parts as correlatives; Summnemoneusis: the evidence and its function; Summnemoneusis and the Stoics; Divided views; No reason to exclude the Stoics; Misguided attribution to the Stoics; Conclusion; Chapter 4 Body: M 9.359-440; Introduction; Setting the agenda.
The corporealistś and the mathematicianś conceptions of bodyExcursus: an oddity in the mathematicianś definition of dimensions; The relationship between body and dimensions; The existence of dimensions: length and line; Point, line and surface; Point; Line; Derivation from point; Line is breadthless length; Touching limits; The final argument; Concluding remarks on relative chronology; Appendix I: Structural overview of M 9.359-440; Appendix II: The doxographical section; 1. Pseudo-Galen and Sextus; 2. Comparison of the parallel passages; 3. Overview of the inventory.
4. Additional remarks on the list in M 9Chapter 5 Place: M 10.1-36; Introduction; Sextus, PH 3.119-35: the argument and some comments; Sextus, M 10.1-36: the argument and some comments; The account of Sextus, M 10.119-35 and Aristotleś PHYSICS 4.1; The account in Sextus, M 10 and Aristotleś PHYSICS 4.4 and 4.5; The nature of Sextuś scepticism and ancient conceptions of place; Chapter 6 Motion: M 10.37-168; Introduction; Introductory remarks (M 10.37-49); Conceptual considerations (M 10.50-60); How is motion discerned (M 10.61-5)?
General arguments against the possibility of motion (M 10.70-84 cf. PH 3.67-9); The arguments of Diodorus Cronus: (I) Exposition (M 10.85-90); The arguments of Diodorus Cronus: (II) Objections, replies and further objections (M 10.91-111); The arguments of Diodorus Cronus: (III) Further arguments and replies (M 10.112-18); The arguments of Diodorus Cronus: (IV) Two final arguments (M 10.119-20); Arguments against those who suppose that space, time and body are all infinitely divisible (M 10.121-41); Arguments against those who suppose that all three are quantized (M 10.142-54).
Summary A running philosophical commentary to the two books Against the Physicists by the second-century sceptic philosopher Sextus Empiricus.
Other Author Ierodiakonou, Katerina.
Other Title Print version: Algra, Keimpe. Sextus Empiricus and Ancient Physics. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2015 9781107069244