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Being and Motion$
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Thomas Nail

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190908904

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190908904.001.0001

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Philosophy of Motion

Philosophy of Motion

(p.36) Chapter 3 Philosophy of Motion
Being and Motion

Thomas Nail

Oxford University Press

This chapter provides a definition of the philosophy motion and a review of the history of the ontology of motion. It contrasts the ontology of motion with the ontology of becoming found in other theorists. It puts forward a definition and direction for a new ontology of motion. The philosophy of motion is defined as the analysis of phenomena across social, aesthetic, scientific, and ontological domains from the perspective of motion. The historical precursors of this ontology are discussed, and an abbreviated history of the main ideas and contributions of three major philosophers of motion (Lucretius, Marx, and Bergson) is provided.

Keywords:   mobility, becoming, Gilles Deleuze, Alfred North Whitehead, new materialism, Henri Bergson, Karl Marx, Lucretius

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