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Lucretius I : An Ontology of Motion - by Thomas Nail (Hardcover)
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The most original and shocking interpretation of Lucretius in the last 40 yearsThomas 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.
Number of Pages: 281
Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr
Author: Thomas Nail
Street Date: March 1, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-68-1231
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