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Philoponus on the Nature of Time
(Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2017)
John Philoponus produced an influential argument that time must have had a beginning. While that argument has been widely discussed, particularly in its Kantian form, little attention has been paid to his view of the nature ...
Aristotle on being: an Aristotelian critique of Russell’s theory of existence
(Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2015)
Aristotle explains existence through postulating essences that are intrinsic and perception independent. I argue that his theory is more plausible than Hume’s and Russell’s theories of existence. Russell modifies Hume’s ...
Philoponus's traversal argument and the beginning of time
(Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand (MGSAANZ), 2013-07)
Richard Sorabji has argued that John Philoponus’ arguments for the claim that time must have had a beginning are good ad hominem arguments against Aristotle. However, he claims that they do not show that time must have had ...