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Kinesis

1968

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Dinos, John Ferguson Dec 1968

Dinos, John Ferguson

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

Speculation on circular movement is part of the general process of replacing mythology by science and mathematics - Dinos did indeed evict Zeus. That the primal movement is circular stems from astronomical observation. The atomists equate the dine with ananke, and that becomes tyche for Plato and Aristotle.

Euripides and Aristophanes were aware of the philosophical implications of the latest physical speculation.