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27. Natural Reality / C. Space-Time / 1. Space / a. Void

[volumes of the Cosmos containing nothing]

7 ideas
The void can't exist, and without the void there can't be movement or separation [Parmenides, by Aristotle]
The void is not required for change, because a plenum can alter in quality [Aristotle on Melissus]
Movement is impossible in a void, because nothing can decide the direction of movement [Aristotle on Democritus]
Growth and movement would not exist if there were no void to receive them [Democritus]
Void is a kind of place, so it can't explain place [Aristotle]
The void cannot interact, but just gives the possibility of motion [Epicurus]
There is no void in the cosmos, but indefinite void outside it [Zeno of Citium, by Ps-Plutarch]