Essays Tagged: "Zeno"

Zeno of Elea

History of MathZeno of EleaZeno of Elea is a Greek mathematician. He would, however, be better described as aphilos ... is own writings have survived. Most ofwhat is known about him comes from the writings of Aristotle. Zeno is said to have lived duringthe fifth century BC in the Greek town of Elea in southern Italy. Z ... ause of his major contributions, the paradoxes, and some other minorcontributions.The most noted of Zeno's works are his paradoxes. Those dealing with plurality and withmotion. These were written in r ...

(3 pages) 94 0 4.8 Sep/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Zeno of Elea

Zeno of Elea was born in Elea, Italy, in 490 B.C. He died there in 430 B.C., in anattempt to oust th ... f his doctrines and political ideas. He believed that what exists is one,permanent, and unchanging. Zeno argued against multiplicity and motion. He did so byshowing the contradictions that result from ... ustration with the runner that is associated the first part ofthe assignment. In this illustration, Zeno argued that a runner can never reach the end of arace course. He stated that the runner first c ...

(2 pages) 50 0 3.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

The Motionless Arrow, Aristotle's thoughts on Zeno's Arrow Paradox

Aristotle's thoughts on Zeno's Arrow Argument as represented in Chapter 9 of Aristotle's Physics: A Guided Study can be unde ... od in such a way that it might not be 'next door to madness'. In this chapter, Aristotle interprets Zeno's argument of the Flying Arrow as 'missing the mark'. There are four premises for this argument ... s of the argument. Though, by finding the premises false, the argument is not sound, and therefore, Zeno's argument leaves much to be said.Deciphering from what we know of the argument by what Aristot ...

(4 pages) 61 1 4.3 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy


here there is not physical evidence to support a claim, the only evidence would then be logic. Take Zeno's Paradoxes for example. The idea that movement does not occur and that our senses are unreliab ...

(2 pages) 83 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The Concept of the Happy Life; A Comparison in Epicurean and Stoic Philosophies

philosophies. Among those that have attempted this explanation are the Stoics, who were founded by Zeno, and Epicureans, established by Epicurus. Both agree that indulging desires in moderation is ne ...

(5 pages) 142 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Compare and contrast Parmenides' and Plato's different views of reality. Which theory do you find the most convincing?

another, it is perfectly equal and hence there can be no room for movement or growth. Melissus and Zeno developed such arguments, Zeno famously postulating the paradox of motion; if a tortoise were g ... tortoise keeps moving it will always stay ahead, no matter how small the lead.By the same principle Zeno argued that a man could not run from one end of a stadium to the other because he must first re ...

(3 pages) 53 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Survival of the Byzantine Empire

to exist. Political, military and economic reasons can explain the survival of Byzantine.Political. Zeno I ruled the East as the empire in the West finally fell in 476. Zeno negotiated with the Goths, ...

(2 pages) 82 1 4.8 Aug/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History


he Roman rule.1Roots and Evolution of the StoaThe system of thought that Stoa formed beginning with Zeno towards the end of the 4th century B.C. was later continued by Cleanthes and Chrysippus. It was ... . The establishment of the Stoa as an active philosophic current is an extrapolation of the life of Zeno. Focusing on the influence that other schools of thought had on Zeno we will understand better ...

(48 pages) 194 0 4.5 Aug/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy


which is the date given for the floruit of Xenopanes? (Taran 3). According to Plato, Parmenides and Zeno visited Athens where they met a youthful Socrates. Plato says that at the time Parmenides was s ...

(6 pages) 14 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Achilles And The Tortoise

Zeno¡¯s Paradox Take Billy Joe Bim-Bob. He¡¯s your typical American country bu ... t in the way next time.¡± Billy Joe has just demonstrated (albeit, in a feeble manner) Zeno¡¯s paradox of Achilles and the Tortoise (786, textbook), where in a race, Achilles g ... w much faster he may run.The inverse of this paradox can be easily summarized by another paradox of Zeno¡¯s called, the Racecourse (787, textbook). The Racecourse argues that an athlete in ...

(7 pages) 10 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature


he study is comprised of a systematized knowledge of governing correct thinking and its principles. Zeno, a Greek philosopher, first introduced logic from the original term "logike" meaning "discourse ...

(4 pages) 0 0 0.0 Sep/2013

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Grammar