Being and motion /

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Main Author: Nail, Thomas, (Author)
Format: Book
Published: New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, [2019]
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More than at any other time in human history, we live in an age defined by movement and mobility; and yet, we lack a unifying theory which takes this seriously as a starting point for philosophy. The history of philosophy has systematically explained movement as derived from something elsethat does not move: space, eternity, force, and time. Why, when movement has always been central to human societies, did a philosophy based on movement never take hold? This book finally overturns this long-standing metaphysical tradition by placing movement at the heart of philosophy. In doing so, Being and Motion provides a completely new understanding of the most fundamental categories of ontology from a movement-oriented perspective: quality, quantity, relation, modality, and others. It also provides the first history of the philosophy of motion, from early prehistoricmythologies up to contemporary ontologies. Through its systematic ontology of movement, Being and Motion provides a path-breaking historical ontology of our present.

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Physical Description:vii, 527 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780190908904 hardcover ; acid-free paper
0190908904 hardcover ; acid-free paper
9780190908911 paperback ; acid-free paper
0190908912 paperback ; acid-free paper
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Thomas Nail is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Denver.

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