Southern Journal of Philosophy 38 (2):207-220 (2000)

Authors
Michael B. Burke
Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis
Abstract
Is it logically possible to perform a "superfeat"? That is, is it logically possible to complete, in a finite time, an infinite sequence of distinct acts? In opposition to the received view, I argue that all physical superfeats have kinematic features that make them logically impossible.
Keywords supertasks  superfeats  Zeno's paradoxes
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s) 0038-4283
DOI 10.1111/j.2041-6962.2000.tb00897.x
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 71,316
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Tasks and Supertasks.James Thomson - 1954 - Analysis 15 (1):1--13.
Paradoxes.R. M. Sainsbury - 1990 - Philosophy 65 (251):106-111.
Tasks, Super-Tasks, and the Modern Eleatics.Paul Benacerraf - 1962 - Journal of Philosophy 59 (24):765-784.

View all 21 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

The Art of the Impossible.Roy Sorensen - 2002 - In John Hawthorne & Tamar Szab'O. Gendler (eds.), Conceivability and Possibility. Oxford University Press. pp. 337--368.
On the Impossibility of Amalgamating Evidence.Aki Lehtinen - 2013 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 44 (1):101-110.
Impossibility Theorems for Normal Form Games.David Squires - 1998 - Theory and Decision 44 (1):67-81.
On an Argument for the Impossibility of Moral Responsibility.Randolph Clarke - 2005 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 29 (1):13-24.
Power of Enforcement and Dictatorship.Antonio Quesada - 2002 - Theory and Decision 52 (4):381-387.
A Simplified Proof of an Impossibility Theorem.Alfred F. Mackay - 1973 - Philosophy of Science 40 (2):175-177.
On the Coherence of Inversion.Clayton Littlejohn - 2009 - Acta Analytica 24 (2):127-137.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2010-09-15

Total views
41 ( #278,617 of 2,519,512 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #407,153 of 2,519,512 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes