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Question posted on February 28, 2013; 2 responses
I am looking for resources on a seemingly simple issue. I believe the seeming simplicity of this issue is quite deceptive: What is a "surface?" What allows anything to "touch?" Where does philosophy stand on this issue? Thank you for your...
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Question posted on February 14, 2013; 1 response
Can space be cognized by only verbal means or does it require experience to be understood? Let me show you what I am getting at. You could never imagine what the color red is from a description of it and...
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Question posted on December 20, 2012; 1 response
Since nothing could change without some kind of movement, and time would not be perceivable without some kind of change, why isn't time fundamentally motion. Likewise, since space would not be perceivable without some sort of motion,...
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Question posted on December 20, 2011; 1 response
Can the theory that everything that exists exists in time and space, which is materialism as I understand it, explain how things have motion as well? Motion is not itself a thing that can be located within time and space...
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Question posted on June 5, 2011; 1 response
Would the idea of 3 dimensional space be possible without vision?...
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Question posted on April 14, 2011; 1 response
Is it possible for a physical object to be 1-dimensional?...
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Question posted on October 27, 2010; 2 responses
Is it possible to divide something into an infinite amount of parts?...
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Question posted on October 19, 2010; 1 response
Was Zeno unfair toward Achilles in his paradox? Last week I was reading the Croatian edition of Bryan Magee’s “The Story of Philosophy” and he reminded me of Zeno’s famous “Achilles and the tortoise” paradox. Here is how the paradox goes (taken...
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Question posted on June 3, 2010; 1 response
I have a series of questions about Time, motion, and space. Or maybe they are the same question expressed different ways in an attempt at clarity. Is the concept of "Time" possible apart from the concept of "Change"? ...
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Question posted on February 11, 2010; 1 response
It seems obvious that a line of length 4 is longer than a line of length 2; but couldn't we just as easily say that the two lines are equally made up of an infinite number of points?...
Mathematics, Space Show

Question posted on August 13, 2009; 2 responses
Doesn't time travel involve space travel too? If I travel back in time one year, say, in order to be in the same 'place' as I started, I'd need to travel across countless millions of miles of space, since the...
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Question posted on April 22, 2009; 1 response
Someone asked [http://www.askphilosophers.org/question/1411], "How do we know our right hand from our left hand when there is literally nothing that can be said about one which cannot be said about the other"? Mark Lange posed this question in turn,...
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Question posted on February 20, 2009; 1 response
I'm thinking about relative position (left, right, up, down, ahead, behind). My general question is whether you think that these three oppositions (left/right, up/down, ahead/behind) have the same "status". For instance, for every point moving on a straight line, there...
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Question posted on December 4, 2008; 1 response
Is Zeno's paradox really refuted by the fact of someone's walking? ("Solvitur ambulando" - L. Carroll)...
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Question posted on February 21, 2008; 1 response
I cannot understand how things move. Consider the leading point of a pool ball: for the ball to move, that leading point has to dematerialise from Point A and materialise at Point B. When I attempt to explain this to...
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Question posted on August 2, 2007; 1 response
Space and time are measured in hours and metres, value is measured in utility. In these three fundamental scales, I have read that zero and the unit are arbitrary. I can see that there is no beginning of time, and...
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Question posted on April 29, 2007; 1 response
I was thinking about Zeno's paradox of motion today and decided on an explanation that I'd like to check. As I've heard the paradox stated, one premise is that in order to get from A to B you have...
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Question posted on June 30, 2006; 1 response
A friend and I were discussing our philosophy class a while ago, and somehow we got onto the subject of the properties of things and the definition of a place. We began to argue about whether you can be in...
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Question posted on March 7, 2006; 1 response
How is Zeno's paradox solved? Thanks, andrea...
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Question posted on February 24, 2006; 1 response
Is the physical world proportional? What I mean is: is it possible, for instance, that we find a solar system exactly like ours except for the fact that every object (planets, stones, animals, trees, etc.) is one thousand times longer...
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