The Concept of Motion in Ancient Greek Thought: Foundations in Logic, Method, and Mathematics by Barbara M. Sattler

Journal of the History of Philosophy 60 (2):337-338 (2022)
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A large part of the difficulty of writing "conceptual history"—to borrow a term from Reviel Netz —is that once an illuminating new conceptual framework is articulated, it begins to seem self-evident and commonsensical to later thinkers. The historian's task of problematizing the obvious, and showing us the moves by which commonsense came to be created historically, is an arduous and challenging one, requiring resources of imagination, patience, and attention to detail. Sattler displays all those qualities in this dense and demanding study, and a review needs to begin by acknowledging the sheer...



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