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Author Odzuck, Sebastian, author

Title The priority of locomotion in Aristotle's physics / Sebastian Odzuck
Published Göttingen [Germany] : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (236 pages)
Series Hypomnemata : Untersuchungen zur Antike und zu ihrem Nachleben ; Band 196
Contents Introduction -- The importance of the primary kind of change -- Change in quality and quantity of living beings depends on locomotion, but not vice versa -- Locomotion necessarily accompanies each of the other kinds of changes, but not vice versa -- All changes depend on the first locomotion, but not vice versa -- Locomotion has temporal priority -- Locomotion is prior in essence -- Conclusion
Summary The book inquires into Aristotle's claim that of the four kinds of change that exist, locomotion is the most fundamental and important kind. In a first step, the author shows that the arguments for the thesis of locomotion's priority play a crucial role in the argument of Physics VIII and for the understanding of Aristotle's philosophy of nature in general. The main focus of the book lies on the thorough and careful reconstruction and analysis of the arguments Aristotle presents in Physics VIII
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Subject Locomotion.
Physics -- Early works to 1800.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783647253060 (electronic bk.)
3647253065 (electronic bk.)