|Zeno of Elea: ca. 495 to ca. 445 BC. Known by his paradoxes, with which he wanted to show the impossibility of movement. He also showed problems that arise in connection with the acceptance of multiplicity. (See Der Kleine Pauly, Lexikon der Antike, Munich 1979). See also paradoxes, continuum, change, motion, space, Parmenides.<_____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
Weierstra�� on Zeno - Dictionary of Arguments
Bertrand Russell Die Mathematik und die Metaphysiker 1901 in: Kursbuch 8 Mathematik 1967
Weierstrass/Russell: Weierstrass (who was probably not thinking of Zeno) banished the infinitely small quantities from mathematics and thus finally showed that we live in an unchanging world and that the arrow is actually at rest during flight.
>Zenon as author, >Paradoxes, >Change, >Processes, >Time,
>Space, >Spacetime._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
|Weierstraß, K. Th. W.|