Zeno of Elea

Werner Horvath: "Zeno of Elea". Oil and acrylic on canvas, 60 x 80 cm, 2012.

Portrait of the pre-Socratic philosopher including Zeno's paradoxes included in "Arguments aginst Motion".

"The second argument about motion is the so-called Achilles, and it amounts to this, that in a race the quickest runner can never overtake the slowest, since the pursuer must first reach the point whence the pursued started, so that the slower must always hold a lead."

Statement of the Achilles and the Tortoise paradox in the relation of the discrete to the continuous.; perhaps the earliest example of the reductio ad absurdum method of proof.