Philoponus and the subtraction argument
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The subtraction argument for the existence of an empty world has been challenged in the case of where the world has an infinite number of objects. Drawing on the reconstruction of Philoponus’ traversal argument by George Couvalis (2013). I argue that a subtraction argument based around time units can adequately deal with worlds that are inhabited by an infinite number of objects.
Greek studies, Philosophy
Nanasi, K., 2015. Philoponus and the subtraction argument. In: M. Tsianikas, G. Couvalis and M. Palaktsoglou (eds.) "Reading, interpreting, experiencing: an inter-cultural journey into Greek letters". Modern Greek Studies Association of New Zealand, 23-32.