Aristotle's four conceptions of time

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Quigley, Peter
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Flinders University Department of Language Studies - Modern Greek
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Flinders University Department of Language Studies - Adelaide 2013
In this paper I will describe four theories of time that can be found in Aristotle. I will compare these four theories with modern notions of time, and propose that the ancient and modern views are substantively the same. Of course, all four theories cannot be true together. I will present four ways to resolve the inconsistencies, and conclude that the contradictions can be resolved.
Greek research, Greece, Australia
Quigley, P., 2013. Aristotle's four conceptions of time. In M. Tsianikas, N. Maadad, G. Couvalis, and M. Palaktsoglou (eds.) "Greek Research in Australia: Proceedings of the Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies, Flinders University June 2011", Flinders University Department of Language Studies - Modern Greek: Adelaide, 48-58.