Single Idea 17253

[catalogued under 7. Existence / B. Change in Existence / 1. Nature of Change]

Full Idea

All mutation consists in motion only

Gist of Idea

Change is nothing but movement


Thomas Hobbes (De Corpore (Elements, First Section) [1655], 2.09.06)

Book Reference

Hobbes,Thomas: 'Metaphysical Writings', ed/tr. Calkins,Mary Whiton [Open Court 1905], p.73

A Reaction

Another little gem of simplicity from Hobbes, and one with which I am inclined to agree. The value of a variable can 'change', but that may be metaphorical.