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The Fate of PlaceA Philosophical History$
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Edward S. Casey

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780520276031

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520276031.001.0001

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Place as Container

Place as Container

Aristotle’s Physics

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(p.50) 3 Place as Container
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The Fate of Place
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Edward S. Casey

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520276031.003.0003

This chapter examines Aristotle’s treatment of place in Physics. For Aristotle, place “takes precedence of all other things” because of its indispensable role within the physical world. In particular, it assumes priority over the infinite, void, and time. Place is requisite even for grasping change itself (kinesis), with which the study of physics is always concerned; for “the most general and basic kind [of] change is change in respect of place, which we call locomotion”.

Keywords:   place, Aristotle, Physics, locomotion, void, time

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