, Volume 190, Issue 3, pp 439–447 | Cite as

Zeno and flow of information



Although the current literature on supertasks concentrates largely on their supposed physical implications (extending the tradition of Zeno’s classical paradoxes of movement), in this study I propose a new model of supertask that explores for the first time some of their information-related consequences and I defend these consequences from a possible criticism.


Supertask Information Knowledge 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Logic and Philosophy of ScienceUniversity of the Basque CountryVitoria-GasteizSpain

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