In Stanely Tweyman (ed.), Studies in early modern philosophy. Caravan Books Delmar. pp. 127-156 (1993)
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In this paper I sketch the evolution of the main theories of the relationship between time and motion from Descartes to Newton, by defending an hypothesis that traces back Newton’s realism about time to Barrow’s “metric realism”, which Newton developed as the claim that measuring a magnitude X implies that X exists independently of our measures.
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