Tag: Avicenna


A medieval Arabic analysis of motion at an instant : the Avicennan sources to the forma fluens/fluxus formae debate

The first and foremost topic of classical and medieval physics is the concept of motion
(Grk. kine ̄sis, Arb. h ̇ araka, Lat. motio). Within the complex of issues and problems associated with motion, the question ‘in which category does motion itself belong?’ occupied a position of considerable importance in scholastic natural philosophy.