Single Idea 12695

[catalogued under 7. Existence / C. Structure of Existence / 6. Fundamentals / c. Monads]

Full Idea

The Epicurean atomists also defined body in terms of the property of being sensible, in order to distinguish it from empty space, which is not sensible.

Gist of Idea

Epicurean atomists say body is sensible, to distinguish it from space.


Daniel Garber (Leibniz:Body,Substance,Monad [2009], 1)

Book Reference

Garber,Daniel: 'Leibniz: Body, Substance, Monad' [OUP 2009], p.26

A Reaction

This is a very illuminating bit of background, for those of us who have the knee-jerk reaction that monadology is barking mad.