Single Idea 13220

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / A. Speculations on Nature / 6. Early Matter Theories / g. Atomism]

Full Idea

Bodies are divisible through and through.

Gist of Idea

Bodies are endlessly divisible


Aristotle (Coming-to-be and Passing-away (Gen/Corr) [c.335 BCE], 326b27)

Book Reference

Aristotle: 'The Basic Works of Aristotle', ed/tr. McKeon,Richard [Modern Library Classics 2001], p.502

A Reaction

This is Aristotle's flat rejection of atomism, arrived at after several sustained discussions, in this text and elsewhere. I don't think we are in a position to say that Aristotle is wrong.