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Benjamin Morison

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199247912

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199247919.001.0001

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Places, Natural Places, and the Power of Place

Places, Natural Places, and the Power of Place

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(p.11) 1 Places, Natural Places, and the Power of Place
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On Location
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DOI:10.1093/0199247919.003.0002

Motion is the most important type of change. Everything is somewhere, in some sense of ‘somewhere’. The most evident type of change of place is replacement: when one thing replaces another. All motion in nature is a case of replacement or displacement. The four elements (earth, water, air, and fire) all have their own places, known as ‘natural places’ that are referred to in the very definitions of those elements. These natural places exist and are defined independently of us or our orientation.

Keywords:   change, displacement, element, motion, natural place, place, replacement, somewhere, where

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