Article ID: CBB000933509

The Debate on the Nature of Motion in the Middle Ages (2008)


Zhang, Butian (Author)

Ziran Kexueshi Yanjiu (Studies in the History of Natural Sciences)
Volume: 27
Pages: 1--12

Publication Date: 2008
Edition Details: [Translated title.] In Chinese.
Language: Chinese

Abstract This paper summarizes the main thread of the debate on the nature of motion in the middle ages, which includes a brief survey of Aristotle's doctrine of categories and the ontological status of motion, Averroes' two distinctions about motion, Albertus Magnus' new representation of this problem using forma fluens and fluxus formae, William of Ockham's extreme nominalistic view and Jean Buridan's objection to Ockham's view. The significance of understanding the nature of motion is also discussed.

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Authors & Contributors
Caroti, Stefano
Souffrin, Pierre
Courtenay, William J.
Braakhuis, H. A. G.
Hugonnard-Roche, Henri
Lejbowicz, Max
Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period
British Journal for the History of Science
Vivarium: Journal for Mediaeval Philosophy and the Intellectual Life of the Middle Ages
Thomist: A Speculative Quarterly Review
British Journal for the History of Philosophy
Acta Philosophica
University of Notre Dame
Oxford University Press
Motion (physical)
Arab/Islamic world, civilization and culture
Buridan, Jean
Ockham, William of
Albertus Magnus
Wyclif, John
Erigena, Johannes Scotus
Time Periods
13th century
12th century
14th century
Université de Paris

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