PHILOS 2 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Grandfather Paradox

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Published on 18 May 2016
School
UC-Irvine
Department
Philosophy
Course
PHILOS 2
Professor
Midterm Study Guide
Lectures 3-5
Distinction between discrete and continuous space
If space is continuous them between any two points in the space there's a third if space is discrete
than their links that are not divisible
Zeno's paradox Achilles and the racetrack what Diddy the Sam and what is meant to be
shown how do you resolve them
The Achilles paradox: involves a race between Achilles and the tortoise. The Tortoise is given a
Headstart and is in constant motion it will to always take some finite amount of time to catch up
too where the tortoise was making the tortoise always ahead of Achilles.
Trying to show that motion is impossible.
The race track paradox: begins with the assumption that space and time are continuing to try to
show there it is impossible for anything to move any distance at all idea that in order to move
from point a to point B one has to move all the distances in which the distance from a to B is
divisible.
To resolve up you could reject the premise that is impossible to drum traverse infinitely many
distances in a finite time.
Zeno's paradox moving bodies and the arrow
The moving bodies paradox: assumes a space and time are discrete
The grid with the top particles move to the left and the bottom particles move to the right it
seems impossible for the audit objects to switch orientations without at some point being even
with each other.
Shows that a space and time are discrete motion is impossible
The paradox of the arrow: assumes a space and time are discrete. An arrow shot from bow--the
arrow in one place for one instant at another place for another instant.
They cannot move between instances this because in this example time is discrete so motion is
impossible.
McTaggart's distinction between a series and B series.
Status of a B distinction a series of the conception of time that centers on the present moment
meaning that events are described in relation to the present. The series is time picture from
outside the series it's dated and always true.
Distinction between the two is a metaphysical and the two offer different pictures of reality.
McTaggart argument that time is unreal. Time involved change change is only possible in a
series a series has contradictions which means the time is unreal
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