Modern Science and Zeno's Paradoxes by Adolf Grunbaum

Modern Science and Zeno's Paradoxes by Adolf Grunbaum

Regular price $ 14.00 $ 0.00

Middletown, C.T. : Wesleyan University Press, 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. 148 pages ; 25 cm. Price clipped dust jacket with minimal wear. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is firm.

ADOLF GRUNBAUM stands virtually alone among scholars of today for his mastery of classical philosophical thought combined with his thorough understanding of contemporary mathematics and physics. In this new book, he brings the full armory of his mind to bear on Zeno's paradoxes of extension and motion (the "Dichotomy," the "Achilles and the Tortoise," and so on) and on certain modern counterparts associated with "infinity machines" (the Thomson lamp, the -machine, etc.).

Dr. Grunbaum has divided his study into three chapters. The first, a necessary groundwork, is concerned with the status of temporal becoming, the relation between the perceptual time of everyday experience and the time-concept of physical science. The second deals with the various paradoxes of motion. The final chapter discusses the metrical paradox of extension, setting forth a clear, straightforward solution to the problem.

Throughout, one theme is implicit: that Zeno's arguments leading to paradoxical solutions can and should be met, and that meeting them is no trivial exercise but one demanding the most careful analysis. Closely reasoned and closely written, this is a work that will fully reward the thoughtful attention it demands of the scientists and philosophers who are its intended readers.


Q: What are your shipping rates and do you ship overseas?

A: Free Shipping for U.S. buyer. Yes, we do ship worldwide and the price is $25 no matter how many books you buy. Head over to our Shipping page under the link column for further detail.

Q: Can you send me additional photographs of the book?

A: We are always happy to provide additional photographs of the book when a customer request them. Just send us an email via the contact us page.

Q: how do you ship your book? UPS, FedEx or USPS?

A: We primary use USPS but if requested we can ship with FedEx or UPS.

Q: How long will it take for my book to arrive?

A: In general, shipping will take about 3-5 business days within the United States.

Q: What are your return policy?

A: We offer a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee for all purchases regardless of the reason for the return. Further detail about return and refund on our return page under the link column below.

Q: What payment method do you accept?

A: We accept all major credit cards, as well as PAYPAL, APPLEPAY AND GOOGLEPAY.

We are always here to help so if you have any questions, just contact us via Facebook by way of that blue button on the left-hand side or send us an email via our contact us page. We also take phone calls from 10-5pm EST M-F at 617-599-2003.

More from this collection

By continuing to browse our site, you accept the use of cookies. Learn more