Department of Languages - Modern Greek
In this paper Mortensen describes seven paradoxes, due to Zeno of Elea. He shows that they contain subtle arguments, not easily brushed aside. Resolution of the paradoxes in several cases requires nineteenth-century mathematics, which neither Zeno nor his contemporaries could have contemplated. In two cases, Mortensen contends that the paradoxes are not solved even today.
Chris Mortensen, philosophy, interrogation, Bertrand Russell, Eleatic, spatial extension, motion, The Arrow, plurality, non-zero, size, The Race Track I, The Stadium, Achilles and the Tortoise, The Race Track II, freeze-frame, Place, The Millet Seed, Adolf Grunbaum, non-overlapping, natural, principle, quantized, granular, quantised, least non-zero size, divisible, physics, finite, body, empirical, space, time, relational, nothing is moving, Graham Priest, cinematic view, Hegel, colour Sorites, experiences, mental states, transitive, Gregory Vlastos
Mortensen, Chris 2007. Zeno's Paradoxes. In E. Close, M. Tsianikas and G. Couvalis (eds.) "Greek Research in Australia: Proceedings of the Sixth Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies, Flinders University June 2005", Flinders University Department of Languages - Modern Greek: Adelaide, 11-18.