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Zeno's metrical paradox revisited

Sherry, David M. (1988) Zeno's metrical paradox revisited. Philosophy of Science, 55 (1). pp. 58-73. ISSN 1539-767X


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Publisher’s or external URL: http://dx/doi.org/10.1086/289416


Professor Grünbaum's much-discussed refutation of Zeno's metrical paradox turns out to be ad hoc upon close examination of the relevant portion of measure theory. Although the modern theory of measure is able to defuse Zeno's reasoning, it is not capable of refuting Zeno in the sense of showing his error. I explain why the paradox is not refutable and argue that it is consequently more than a mere sophism.

Item Type: Article
Publisher’s Statement: Copyright 1988 by the Philosophy of Science Association
ID number or DOI: 10.1086/289416
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Department/Unit: College of Arts and Letters > Philosophy
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2016 17:03
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/1787

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