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Unformatted text preview: Zeno was the most prized student of Parmenides. Parmenides devised the theory that reality is one, and Zeno wanted to come up with arguments to support Parmenides theories. Zeno wanted to teach people that motion is impossible, and tried to demonstrate this in this excerpt. Zenos first anti-motion argument states that in order for a rabbit to get to the new hole, the rabbit must first arrive at an infinite amount of other destination spots before arriving to the other hole; with this being said, each individual amount of time puts the rabbit in a different location, because a sliver of time is used to arrive at the different points, motion would be impossible because there would be a time lapse for every movement; so movement would be impossible. According to Zenos second argument on motion; a rabbit occupies a space equal to the length of the rabbit at each individual movement, at each individual movement the rabbit lies at rest, and because an item that takes up space equal to its length at every individual moment,...
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