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Single Idea 16592

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / A. Speculations on Nature / 7. Later Matter Theories / b. Corpuscles]

Full Idea

Atomism is the most common version of corpuscular prime matter, but it is not the only option. Indeed, atomism neither entails nor is entailed by the combination of corpuscularianism and the substratum thesis.

Gist of Idea

Atomism is the commonest version of corpuscularianism, but isn't required by it


Robert Pasnau (Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671 [2011], 03.2)

Book Reference

Pasnau,Robert: 'Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671' [OUP 2011], p.41

A Reaction

The point is that the corpuscles may be endlessly divisible (which Lewis called 'gunk').