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26. Natural Theory / A. Speculations on Nature / 7. Later Matter Theories / b. Corpuscles

[matter is just collections of smaller parts]

7 ideas
Every extended material substance is composed of parts distant from one another [William of Ockham]
Cold and hot are the swiftness and slowness of corpuscular motion [Beeckman]
Colours arise from the rarity, density and mixture of matter [Digby]
The corpuscular theory allows motion, but does not include forces between the particles [Boyle, by Alexander,P]
An attraction of a body is the sum of the forces of their particles [Newton]
Atomism is the commonest version of corpuscularianism, but isn't required by it [Pasnau]
If there are just arrangements of corpuscles, where are the boundaries between substances? [Pasnau]