Aristotle on Motion

Explores Greek philosopher, Aristotle’s theories on motion and how they compare with Newtonian science and quantum physics.

Aristotle was a brilliant philosopher, but many of his scientific beliefs have been proven to be incorrect. One example is the fact that Aristotle believed that the earth was the center of the universe. Regarding Aristotle’s views on the idea of motion, he was in conflict with another Greek thinker named Zeno who had attempted to analyze the motion of an object as a series of “still frames.” Aristotle did not believe that motion could occur this way. This paper delves into Newtonian science and quantum physics and tries to understand Aristotle as a philosopher.