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Single Idea 16628

[catalogued under 9. Objects / B. Unity of Objects / 2. Substance / a. Substance]

Full Idea

One of the great attractions of corpuscularianism is that it promises to put our acquaintance with substances on a solid foundation.

Gist of Idea

Corpuscularianism promised a decent account of substance


Robert Pasnau (Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671 [2011], 07.3)

Book Reference

Pasnau,Robert: 'Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671' [OUP 2011], p.129

A Reaction

This is why the seventeenth century did not abandon 'substance', even though they banished 'substantial form'.