What Is Spontaneous Evolution, What Does It Mean?July 2, 2021
The motion whose source is in the motion. It is a materialist understanding of motion and requires a specificity. The thoughtful understanding of motion has always sought the source of motion in an external influence (usually in god). The mechanistic view, too, requires a ‘first flick’ and, as a result, merges with the thoughtful notion of motion. Against these, the materialist understanding has always sought motion in nature since the ancient Ionian philosophy. Ionians motion with the union and separation of elementary particles, Empedocles with love and hate, Leucippus and Democritus with atoms and space; In other words, they always explained it with nature and its spontaneous movement.
In the historical process, Spinoza’s idea of ”self-cause”, Leibniz’s hypothesis of self-determining monads, Kantian thoughts on universal formation and development, Schelling evolutionism and Hegel dialectic are all stages that progress towards the explanation of the fact of spontaneous evolution. Automotion has been scientifically explained in terms of historical and dialectical materialism.