Lucretius I : an ontology of motion /

Thomas Nail argues convincingly and systematically that Lucretius was not an atomist, but a thinker of kinetic flux. In doing so, he completely overthrows the interpretive foundations of modern scientific materialism, whose philosophical origins lie in the atomic reading of Lucretius' immensely...

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Main Author: Nail, Thomas (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: [Edinburgh] : Edinburgh University Press, [2018]
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Summary:Thomas Nail argues convincingly and systematically that Lucretius was not an atomist, but a thinker of kinetic flux. In doing so, he completely overthrows the interpretive foundations of modern scientific materialism, whose philosophical origins lie in the atomic reading of Lucretius' immensely influential book De Rerum Natura. This means that Lucretius was not the revolutionary harbinger of modern science as Greenblatt and others have argued; he was its greatest victim. Nail re-reads De Rerum Natura to offer us a new Lucretius--a Lucretius for today.
Physical Description:1 online resource (vi, 281 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781474434683
1474434681