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Being and Motion$
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Thomas Nail

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190908904

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190908904.001.0001

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The Age of Motion

The Age of Motion

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(p.1) Introduction I The Age of Motion
Source:
Being and Motion
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Thomas Nail

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190908904.003.0001

The introduction provides a historical motivation for undertaking an ontology of motion. The major historical events of global migration, the digital image, and quantum physics are part of a larger shift taking place toward the increasing importance of motion at the turn of the twenty-first century. The exceptions to the rules of the previous static paradigms have now themselves become the rules in a whole new kinetic paradigm. We have entered a new historical era, defined in large part by the primacy of movement and mobility, and are now in need of a new ontology appropriate to our time.

Keywords:   quantum theory, migration, digital, image, climate change, contemporary conditions, ontology, movement

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