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Single Idea 16781

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / C. History of Philosophy / 4. Later European Philosophy / b. Seventeenth century philosophy]

Full Idea

The seventeenth century is a metaphysical train wreck.

Gist of Idea

The 17th century is a metaphysical train wreck


Robert Pasnau (Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671 [2011], 26.6)

Book Reference

Pasnau,Robert: 'Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671' [OUP 2011], p.632

A Reaction

This is, roughly, because the corpuscularian philosophy lacked the resources to answer all the problems dealt with by substantial forms.

Related Idea

Idea 16785 If you reject essences, questions of individuation become extremely difficult [Pasnau]