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Single Idea 14525

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 1. Nature of Time / a. Absolute time]

Full Idea

Stoics posited that time is an incorporeal which is conceived of all by itself, while Epicurus thinks that it is an accident of certain things, ...and he called in a property of properties.

Gist of Idea

Stoics say time is incorporeal and self-sufficient; Epicurus says it is a property of properties of things


Epicurus (fragments/reports [c.289 BCE])

Book Reference

Epicurus: 'The Epicurus Reader', ed/tr. Inwood,B. /Gerson,L. [Hackett 1994], p.92

A Reaction

[Source Sextus 'Adversus Mathematicos' 10.219-227]