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The Concept of Motion in Late Medieval Philosophy

Location: IBZ Munich, Amalienstra├če 38, 80799 M├╝nchen


Our workshop will assemble a group of scholars to explore the concept of motion, the central notion in the history of physics and natural philosophy. We will focus on the late medieval Aristotelian tradition considering above all the different definitions and classifications of motion, the impetus theory, the force/resistance rules for speed, motion in a vacuum and its connection to the notions of infinity and continuity. In addition, we intend to discuss the conceptual significance and the diffusion of this intellectual tradition for the Renaissance and the scientific revolution of the 17th century.

More details can be found on the workshop´s homepage.