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Single Idea 22945

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 2. Passage of Time / i. Time and motion]

Full Idea

According to the dynamic account of motion, an object's being in motion is a primitive event, not further analysable in terms of objects, properties and times.

Gist of Idea

The dynamic view of motion says it is primitive, and not reducible to objects, properties and times


Robin Le Poidevin (Travels in Four Dimensions [2003], 09 'Zeno')

Book Reference

Le Poidevin,Robin: 'Travels in Four Dimensions' [OUP 2003], p.161

A Reaction

[The rival view is 'static'] Physics suggests that motion may be indefinable, but acceleration can be given a reductive account. If time and space are taken as primitive (which seems sensible to me), then making motion also primitive is a bit greedy.