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Single Idea 1901

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / A. Classical Physics / 1. Mechanics / a. Explaining movement]

Full Idea

If objects are reducible to atoms, and each thing passes in an atomic time with its own first atom into an atomic point of space, then all moving things are of equal velocity.

Gist of Idea

If all atoms, times and places are the same, everything should move with equal velocity


Sextus Empiricus (Outlines of Pyrrhonism [c.180], III.77)

Book Reference

Sextus Empiricus: 'Outlines of Pyrrhonism', ed/tr. Bury,R.G. [Prometheus 1990], p.215