Achilles and the Tortoise

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  • Achilles and the Tortoise (disambiguation) — Achilles and the Tortoise, as a pair of characters, appear in a number of writings:*Zeno s paradoxes *Lewis Carroll s What the Tortoise Said to Achilles *Douglas Hofstadter s Gödel, Escher, Bach *Achilles and the Tortoise (film) a Japanese film… …   Wikipedia

  • Achilles and the Tortoise (film) — Infobox Film name = Achilles and the Tortoise caption = director = Takeshi Kitano producer = Masayuki Mori writer = Takeshi Kitano narrator = starring = Beat Takeshi Kanako Higuchi Omori Nao Aso Kumino Ren Osugi music = Yuki Kajiura… …   Wikipedia

  • The Tortoise and the Hare — is a fable attributed to Aesop. French poet Jean de La Fontaine adapted into the poem: [http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le Li%C3%A8vre et la Tortue le lièvre et la tortue ] . The story concerns a hare who one day ridiculed a slow moving tortoise. In …   Wikipedia

  • What the Tortoise Said to Achilles — is a brief dialogue by Lewis Carroll which playfully problematises the foundations of logic. The title alludes to one of Zeno s paradoxes of motion, in which Achilles could never overtake the tortoise in a race. In Carroll s dialogue, the… …   Wikipedia

  • Logic and the philosophy of mathematics in the nineteenth century — John Stillwell INTRODUCTION In its history of over two thousand years, mathematics has seldom been disturbed by philosophical disputes. Ever since Plato, who is said to have put the slogan ‘Let no one who is not a geometer enter here’ over the… …   History of philosophy

  • What the Tortoise Said to Achilles — (1895) est un court dialogue écrit par Lewis Carroll discutant des fondements de la logique et plus particulièrement du modus ponens. Le titre fait référence à l un des paradoxes de Zénon dans lequel Achille ne pourrait jamais gagner une course… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Achilles und die Schildkröte — Als Paradoxon von Achilles und der Schildkröte wird einer von mehreren bekannten Trugschlüssen bezeichnet, die dem antiken griechischen Philosophen Zenon von Elea zugeschrieben werden (weitere siehe dort). Darin wird versucht zu belegen, dass ein …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Achilles to Kame — Filmdaten Originaltitel Achilles to Kame Produktionsland Japan …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Achilles — Achilleus redirects here. For the emperor with this name, see Achilleus (emperor). For other uses, see Achilles (disambiguation). In Greek mythology, Achilles (also Akhilleus or Achilleus; Ancient Greek: polytonic|Ἀχιλλεύς) was a Greek hero of… …   Wikipedia

  • Achilles paradox — ▪ logic       in logic, an argument attributed to the 5th century BC Greek philosopher Zeno (Zeno Of Elea), and one of his four paradoxes described by Aristotle in the treatise Physics. The paradox concerns a race between the fleet footed… …   Universalium

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