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By Ion Soteropoulos

Since the time of the Greek thinker Zeno (fifth century BCE), our college of analytic knowing has didn't understand movement during the a long time. the reason being the anomaly or contradiction linked to movement. One basic contradiction is the clash among the finite physique and the countless divisibility of the unit distance ab. certainly, how is it attainable to maneuver from a to b if we needs to first go through an unlimited sequence of sub-distances in a single quick? How do we traverse an enormous series—a sequence with out limit—yet achieve its restrict?
Because the center of the matter is the clash among the finite and the limitless, its resolution depends upon reconciling this contradiction and remodeling this reconciliation into the founding precept of movement. Having comprehensive those issues, this paintings investigates the sweeping effects they've got in regards to the geometric type of the actual universe, the Aristotelian ontology of the actual physique, the character of our finite mind, the finite analytic paradigm of empirical technological know-how and the that means of our technological acceleration.
This publication will entice a variety of readers with pursuits within the logical mechanics of the actual universe, the hidden powers of our finite mind, and the application of robots sooner or later. even supposing a few of the presentation calls for the knowledge of straight forward mathematical equations, the argument is performed on the inner most point: that of ideas. This strategy permits readers to stick to the book’s reasoning with out technical education at the subject.

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