Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

4-2009

Abstract

Aristotle’s views on time have received sporadic at tention over the years, but Ursula Coope’s elegantl y- written book is the first monograph available in En glish dedicated exclusively to the account that Ari stotle develops in the final five chapters of Physics IV. Three topics form the thematic core of the boo k: time’s relation to change, time’s status as a kind of numb er, and the unity and diversity of times. I shall t ouch on each of these themes and indicate how I think Coope ’s interpretation fares. While I disagree with her reconstruction of the account on several central po ints, it exhibits a great deal of ingenuity and sophistication and deserves careful consideration.

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This is an author-produced, peer-reviewed version of this article. The final, definitive version of this document can be found online in MIND published by Oxford Journals. Copyright restrictions may apply. DOI: 10.1093/mind/fzp052

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