|Aristotle's Thoughts on Bodies
between natural bodies, and artificial, such as tables and chairs. Both
sorts of bodies have the ability to be moved. Animate bodies (natural bodies) move themselves,
such as humans, but inanimate objects need force to move.
This movement of bodies occurs
in time and place. Aristotle says that, "time is not sheer process" or movement
or change, but rather its "numerable aspect." He defines time as "the
number of precessions and successions in process." In order for time to be measured
and counted, in Aristotle's eyes, there must be "a living or rational being to do the counting," but
contends that if that being stops counting time, time will go on.
Aristotle does not agree with Plato
in the fact that our bodies are separate from the physical world.