Thought Experiments 1/6

Recently I came across some rather good work from the Open University‘s Philosophy department.  It focusses on taking a series of six famous thought experiments and animating the concepts to something appealing and understandable in a mere 60 seconds.

Now, instead of cramming them all into one post here I’ve decided to feature one a week (in amongst my other usual posts) for the next six weeks as a little Friday treat for all you readers.

So here we go, week 1: Achilles and the Tortoise

The Ancient Greek paradox seemingly demonstrates how all movement is actually impossible.

Fortunately movement is possible, and this has led to the understanding that something finite can actually be divided an infinite number of times.  Very useful indeed.



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