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Philosophy, God, and motion

Author: Simon Oliver
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2005.
Series: Radical orthodoxy series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Simon Oliver examines the concept of motion in the thought of Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas and Newton among others, and offers an authentically theological, as well as a naturally scientific, understanding of motion, particularly in relation to God.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Oliver
ISBN: 0415360455 9780415360456 9780203008195 0203008197 9780415849180 0415849187
OCLC Number: 62092675
Description: x, 249 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Plato's Timaeus and the soul's motion of knowing. The Nature of the cosmos. Reason, necessity and the power of rhetorical persuasion. The pedagogy and ethics of cosmology --
Aristotle: ecstasy and intensifying motion. The Physics and nature's motion. Ecstasy and intensification. The ethics of motion: place, limit and God --
Light, motion and Scientia experimentalis. Robert Grosseteste: the science of light and the light of truth. The Experimentum. Roger Bacon: truth and experiment --
St. Thomas Aquinas: the god of motion. At the limits of Aristotelian physics. Motion and God. Virtue, grace and motion. Christ, the Eucharist and motion --
The isolation of physics. Avicenna on metaphysics and physics. The theory of impetus and the quantification of motion --
Newton: God without motion. The theological context of Newtonian motion. Motion in the Principia. Absolute space, Christ and motion. The fate of mechanistic motion.
Series Title: Radical orthodoxy series.
Responsibility: Simon Oliver.
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