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Being and Motion

Thomas Nail


Being and Motion offers an original philosophical ontology of movement. The history of philosophy has systematically explained movement as derived from something else that does not move: space, eternity, force, and time. Why, when movement has been central to human societies, did a philosophy based on movement never take hold in the West? This book is the first major work of systematic ontology to answer this question and finally overturn this long-standing metaphysical tradition by placing movement at the heart of philosophy. In doing so, Being and Motion provides a completely new understandi ... More

Keywords: ontology, motion, metaphysics, philosophy, movement, history, historical ontology, being, mobility

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190908904
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190908904.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Nail, author
Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Denver

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