This chapter argues that being flows if and only if the twin conditions of continuity and motion are satisfied. If being were only continuous it would be a homogeneous totality. Being would be One—a finite or infinite unity—without the possibility of change or motion outside of itself, since there would be no outside to it. In this case, all movement, as Zeno and Parmenides once argued, would be an illusion. However, if being was One total being that contained all of being, the being that contained all of being would have to be different from the being that was contained by it.
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