Single Idea 17252

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 1. Causation]

Full Idea

A body is said to work upon or act, that is to say, do something to another body, when it either generates or destroys some accident in it.

Gist of Idea

Acting on a body is either creating or destroying a property in it


Thomas Hobbes (De Corpore (Elements, First Section) [1655], 2.09.01)

Book Reference

Hobbes,Thomas: 'Metaphysical Writings', ed/tr. Calkins,Mary Whiton [Open Court 1905], p.69