Augustine and Avicenna on the Puzzle of Time Without Time

In John Doody, Sean Hannan & Kim Paffenroth (eds.), Augustine and Time. Lexington Books. pp. 161-178 (2021)
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There is a remarkable coincidence in Augustine and Avicenna’s investigations into the nature of time. Despite the fact that Avicenna wrote in Arabic and Persian, was born in Central Asia more than five hundred years after the death of Augustine, and had no access to Augustine’s philosophical works, both consider a strikingly similar objection to the ontological dependence of time on the motion of the heavens.



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