"Every perception is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination."

-- Gerald Edelman, Second Nature: Brain Science and Human Knowledge
1 Probleme1 Of MotionThe Newton Project Knowledge Graph2020-10-08Journal1 Of MotionThat it may be knowne how motion is swifter or slower consider i That there is a least distance, a least progression in motion & a least degree of time. as lay two globes together so close that they cannot come any nigher with out touching that is the least distance, let them be moved together that is the least degree of motion & tis performed in the least part of time. There are so many parts in a line as there can stand Mathematicall points in a row with out touching (i.e. falling into) one another in it & soe many degrees of motion along that time. as there can be stops & stays. & there are soe many least parts of time in an hower as there can be Τὸ νὺν᾽ς. This proposition is proved as I proved a least part in Matter. 2 These leasts have no parts for that implys that they are yet divisible. neither prius nor posterius 1 not least distance since it is passed over in an indivisible part of time & ther cannot be a different time ascribed to the entrance of a thing into that part of space & the leaving of it. 2 not the least degree of motion because too that is performed in an indivisible parte of time & is no sooner begun than done 3 not the least moment of time because first & last imply severall parts of time. 3 The least degree of motion is equal to the least distance & time 1 distance & not to more: because a thing moves in passing over but one of them. Nor to less, because the least motion is over some distance. 2 Tis æquall to the least moment in time, not to more, because in each degree of time wherein a thing moves there will be motion or else in all those degrees put together there will be none: not to lesse becaus no motion is done in an instant or intervall of time. But againe should two parts in motion be but equall to one in space or time &c contra: that one would be liable to have a prius accor{ding} to the firt of the two parts a midle according to the Continue reading… Index 1 Of Motion Continue reading…